adv. rondom; in de omgeving
prep. om, rond; ongeveer
[ əraund] 〈bijwoord〉
rond 〈ook figuurlijk〉in de vorm/richting van een cirkel
in het rondaan alle kanten, verspreid
〈nabijheid〉in de buurt〈bij uitbreiding〉 überhaupt, bestaand
〈benadering〉ongeveeromtrent, omstreeks
1   the other way around andersom
     a way around een omweg
     the year around het jaar rond
     bring around tot een andere mening brengen, overreden
     his turn came around het was zijn beurt
     people gathered around to see mensen verzamelden zich om te kijken
     it measures five metres around het heeft een omtrek van vijf meter
     pass it around geef het rond/door
     turn around (zich) omdraaien
2   news gets around fast nieuws verspreidt zich snel
     grope around om zich heen tasten
     look around for uitkijken naar/voor
     scattered around her en der verspreid
3   the strongest metal around het sterkste metaal dat er bestaat
     for miles around kilometers in de omtrek
     I'll be around ik zal daar (ergens) zijn
     stay around blijf in de buurt
4   around six omstreeks zes uur
     he's around sixty hij is rond de zestig
     around fifty people om en nabij de vijftig mensen
→ be aroundbe around/, go aroundgo around/ etc.
〈cirkel〉rondrondom, om … heen
〈nabijheid〉in het rondrondom, om … heen
〈in alle richtingen〉doorrond, her en der in
1   come around the bend de bocht om komen
     around the corner om de hoek
     he ran around the green hij liep rond het plantsoen
     a chain around his neck een ketting om zijn hals
     〈figuurlijk〉 planned around a theme rond een thema opgezet
2   the houses around the church de huizen bij de kerk
     the dog hung around the door de hond bleef bij de deur rondhangen
     only those around him alleen zijn naaste medewerkers
3   he paced around the house hij liep heen en weer door het huis
     all around the land door het hele land

English-Dutch dictionary. 2013.

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