Know Your Next Word : around
18. around :adverb & preposition :
1. in all directions from a center or point of reference
2. somewhere near or about
3. about : on all sides : encircling : encompassing
4. approximately : aboutusage :The crowd gathered around.
His land is fenced all around.
He owns the land for miles around.
The tree was 40 inches around.
After our arguments, she finally came around.
The novel is built around a little-known historical event.
They got around the lack of chairs by sitting on the floor.
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