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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 : about

usage :

  • 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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