1.1(in a circle)around and around they drove — estuvieron dando vueltas y vueltas con el coche
- We drove around and eventually found a reasonable hotel on the outskirts of the town.
- I think that he is moving around meeting as many of these groups as possible.
- Today's Question: Which Celebrity would you most like to drive around for an hour with?
- If driving around looking for gifts is more pain than pleasure, why not let the Net do the shopping for you?
- Once upon a time you could drive around with a radar detector so you knew where the radar traps were.
- He had been driving around slowly, shouting abuse and making obscene gestures at police officers.
- So hanging out was good, we talked about something else and drove around and had all in all a nice time.
- There was a rumor going around at the meet 'n' greet and then among people going in to the concert that you were there.
- In fact, word went around among the five- and six-year-olds that she was a witch.
- A couple of seasons later he owned a black Honda City, the car that he drives around in.
- Lucas was adamant about having a nice, reliable car for us to drive the baby around in.
- Today, he drives around in a vivid red Ferrari with a personalised numberplate.
- They will be driving around and spraying with Malathion in an effort to kill the enemy out.
- After I got off the phone with him, I went out to my car and drove around for awhile.
- He had been driving around and around after school ended, looking for something to do.
- I have now been driving this Kia around for about five days and have discovered that it goes like the clappers.
- Do they park up and pay up, or do they drive around looking for a free space in another street?
- Top agents will collect you on arrival at the airport and drive you around to view selected properties.
- Now you can zap all of your huge CD collection on to one small portable hard drive and carry it around with you.
- Bored, he spends all day driving around in his hire car - a white Fiat Uno, as it happens.
1.2(so as to face in different direction)she glanced around — echó un vistazo a su alrededor
- Sailors in bleached white uniforms wander around trying to convince themselves they are having fun.
- Why should we have yet more people, wandering around stoned, causing mayhem on our streets?
- After that, headed off to the Marais, where she left me to wander around on my own.
- Everyone was standing around applauding because they thought it was such a work of genius.
- One time we were at a party and everyone was sitting around talking about sex and relationships.
- I feel slightly lost, not depressed or anything just wandering around with little to do.
- I wandered around until daylight and caught some sleep in the sunshine whenever I could.
- Still, we hooked up with my sister and spent a very enjoyable day wandering around, so that was nice.
- I was wandering around in a daze, in a white frock, and people were saying nice things.
- And if it does, you can't expect everyone to stand around and accept you as you are.
- It was either that or wander around outside so it was safer to be inside.
- After watching the end of the parade, and a fancy dress contest we wandered around.
- After the first rehearsal, we sat around planning our careers in the music business.
- When it becomes crowded they carefully root around in loose jacket pockets or open handbags.
- Being able to wander around aimlessly is the best way to see things that you'd normally never see, new bands.
- It just seemed like everyone was just sitting around waiting for the world to end.
- LA isn't really the kind of place that you just go wandering around in on foot.
- I'm wandering around in a restless state, reading a page from one book and moving on to another.
- He'd driven the van around aimlessly until it had run out of fuel and spluttered and died.
- I wandered aimlessly around thinking about the play and failing to find a wireless hotspot.
1.3(on all sides)all around are towering skyscrapers — todo alrededor hay rascacielos altísimos
- there's nothing for miles around — no hay nada en millas a la redonda
- everyone crowded around — todo el mundo se apiñó alrededor
- It would affect residents the whole length of its route and would be visible for miles around.
- It could be seen for miles around and adds a new phrase to the English language.
- Every motorbike for miles around is heading for the lake at the town centre.
- The bridge will have in-built lighting which should enable the bridge to be seen from miles around.
- Juliet yelled as she ran up to her friend who was still beating up the boy with the crowd around.
- Victoria Mill chimney in Skipton is a landmark easily visible for miles around.
- We expect every lunatic terrorist from miles around to descend on us like bees to honey
- For a single week of the summer, there will hardly be a coach or limousine available for miles around.
- Fireworks are not private nor personal as they disturb and frighten people and animals for miles around.
- There follows page after page of pencil sketches showing how they think it will look from miles around.
- They where commenting on how much more the area around had become very shabby.
- Smoke from the fire could be seen billowing into the sky for miles around.
- The glowing orangish-red tip seems to be the only source of light for miles around.
- The night sky was lit up for miles around by the flame from the new ‘big one’ at the iron works.
- This place really is in the middle of nowhere; there is no sign of life for miles around.
- Odd that the local pub doesn't get a mention, given that it's the only place you can buy food for miles around.
- People came from miles around to go to the Market Hall because of the atmosphere and the stalls.
- First, Debenhams have the last say in which shops are situated around them.
- You are likely to be the only one for miles around with such a unique Christmas decoration.
- Some of the bigger bangs and flashes of light could be seen and heard for miles around.
- Even so, what marks the dive is the feeling that every fish for miles around has come here to enjoy the current.
- Everywhere around me, the editorial staff were putting the magazine to bed.
1.4(in circumference)de circunferenciait is 12m around — tiene 12m de circunferencia
2.1(in the vicinity)is John around? — ¿anda / está John por ahí?
- there's no one around — aquí no hay nadie
- he's around somewhere — anda por ahí
- he's somewhere around — anda por ahí
- I'm usually around after eight — suelo estar a partir de las ocho
- He seems to still have a few friends around, if the motley crew taking up both sides of the stage are anything to go by.
- There are old people's flats around and they feel threatened with the rowdy behavior of these kids.
- It's been tough for Dav, tough for the board and tough for everyone around.
- I agree with you that while there are a plethora of organisations around, unity would be better.
- And there were more ballet companies around at that time than is often remembered.
- We make sure there are enough competitions around and fights organised at the club level to keep them busy too.
- By this time I was getting a bit anxious about all the crowds of people around, as I am not used to that these days.
- What they have been keeping to themselves is one of the most user-friendly cycle routes around.
- We need Community Support Officers around when people are feeling vulnerable at night.
- They know they are not going to be around when Livingstone takes over the tube.
- The only regret she mentions is that her father is not around to receive a signed copy.
- It stuck around even through Margaret Thatcher's reign because nobody dared tinker with it.
- Answer: if you learn a word from a newspaper, it won't be around in another six months time.
- There are lots of Weblogs already around but only the tip of the iceberg is visible.
- Since the two incidents, Petra has been kept on a lead and had a muzzle on when people are around, the court heard.
- This did not mean, however, that his ideas were accepted by everyone around.
- Love means sticking around through the tough times and not baling out because of a little trouble.
- The open but complex moorland of Ilkley is thought to be one of the most challenging orienteering areas around.
2.2informal (in existence)computers weren't around in those days — en aquellos tiempos no había computadoras
- she's the only person around who really understands — es la única persona que entiende de verdad
- the idea had been around for quite a while — la idea no era nueva
- in 40 years none of us will be around — dentro de 40 años vamos a estar todos bajo tierra
- it's the best one around — es lo mejor que hay (en plaza)
3.1(from one place, person to another)the dog followed us around — el perro nos seguía a todas partes
- she showed us around — nos mostró / enseñó la casa (or la fábrica etc.)
- he knows his way around — conoce la ciudad (or la zona etc.)
- she offered the chocolates around — le ofreció bombones a todo el mundo
- there's a rumor going around — corre un rumor
- I phoned around — llamé a varios sitios
- he's been around — tiene mucho mundo
3.2(to and fro)she was rolling around on the floor — se revolcaba por el suelo
- she was waving a knife around — blandía un cuchillo
- he prefers to travel around on his own — prefiere viajar solo
- she rummaged around in her bag — revolvió en el bolso
4(at, to different place)I'll be around at Angela's — estaré en casa de Angela
- she sent me around to the bank — me mandó al banco
- we had some friends around for a meal — invitamos a unos amigos a comer
5(approximately)más o menosaproximadamenteshe's around my age — tiene más o menos mi edad
- he must be around 35 — debe (de) andar por los 35
- at around five thirty — alrededor de / a eso de las cinco y media
- around two million people — unos dos millones de personas
- she was born around 1660 — nació alrededor de 1660
- around the turn of the century — hacia finales de siglo
- they flower around mid-June — florecen hacia mediados de junio
- You can be in your hotel room within around five hours of leaving Bolton, if you fly.
- The journey is around 200 miles, and they will arrive in a couple of days in his hired carriage.
- The Bolton group meets every Friday and a typical meeting attracts around 20 people.
- It was a long drive to our next stop - around 160 miles to the east on the coast at Torrent.
- Despite all the snow we were able to drive at speeds of around fifty mph without any problem.
- They are due to perform to a sell-out crowd of around 130 proud parents and friends.
- It is believed that the victim was in a small silver car when he was surrounded by a group of around five or six black youths.
- By the end of last week we had got through to around 100 people on the phone.
- It is anticipated that the whole scheme will take around five years to complete.
- The main focal points in the park are the Iron Age hill fort, which covers around 12 acres.
- It quickly became a volatile situation with a mob of around 50 people surrounding them.
- Nita joins a group of around six other women who all meet at Mudge Seager's house in Birch Street to knit.
- After Aitken had left the field injured around the hour mark, more chances came Airdrie's way.
- The case covers dates from around 1988 up to the summer of last year and involves six alleged victims.
- And on Sunday I will devote around seven hours to the mountain of marking and paperwork.
- Meet up at 7 pm for a ride which will last for around one hour, organised by the club's coaches.
- However, current research shows that bits of hair are only present in around half the sinuses in this area of skin.
- Vinny and Neil managed to meet in Iraq around three weeks ago while both were stationed in Basra.
1(encircling)alrededor dethey sat around the fire — estaban sentados alrededor del fuego
- he put his arm around her — la rodeó con el brazo
- they sailed around the world — dieron la vuelta al mundo en un velero
- she looked around her — miró a su alrededor
- the myths that have grown up around these events — los mitos que han surgido en torno a estos acontecimientos
2.1(in the vicinity of)alrededor deplaces to visit around Madrid — lugares para visitar alrededor de Madrid
- do you live around here? — ¿vives por / cerca de aquí?
2.2(within, through)I had things to do around the house — tenía cosas que hacer en casa
- they traveled around Europe — viajaron por Europa
- she took them around the house — les mostró / enseñó la casa