1. preposition, adverb
1) (on all sides of or in a circle about (a person, thing etc): Flowers grew around the tree; They danced around the fire; There were flowers all around.) rundt (omkring)
2) (here and there (in a house, room etc): Clothes had been left lying around (the house); I wandered around.) rundt omkring
2. preposition
(near to (a time, place etc): around three o'clock.) rundt, omkring
3. adverb
1) (in the opposite direction: Turn around!) rundt
2) (near-by: If you need me, I'll be somewhere around.) i nærheten
adv. \/əˈraʊnd\/
1) rundt, rundt omkring
2) på alle kanter, til alle sider
3) omtrent, cirka (om tid, antall e.l.)
4) som er aktiv, som holder på, som eksisterer
Madonna is one of the best artists around
all around overalt
be up and around (særlig amer.) være oppe, være på farten
have been around (hverdagslig) være erfaren, ha vært med på litt av hvert, ha livserfaring
he has been around a lot
han har reist en hel del, han har sett det meste
prep. \/əˈraʊnd\/
1) rundt, omkring
the houses are built around a court-yard
2) i nærheten, like ved
3) om
he put his arms around the child
han la armene om barnet
4) rundt omkring i
there are many chairs around the large room
5) (om bevegelse) rundt omkring, fra sted til sted
around the clock døgnet rundt, hele døgnet

English-Norwegian dictionary. 2013.

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