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About & Round usually mean the same as Around. Please bear that
in mind when you search for verbs in the dictionary or in the Corpus.
Around for movement;
here and there; visiting Moving
or going to different places.
||The best way to get around
is by car.
|Ask sb round
|| Let's ask them round for a meal next week.
|| Would you like to come round on Saturday? We'll
be in all day.
|| She isn't here at the moment. She's gone round
to see the woman next door.
||After looking around the park and admiring the
huge sports centre, we climbed to the top of the hill.
||She and her sisters had lots of fun running
around the garden, playing with her dolls.
||Shop around for your insurance cover -
but look at the quality of the product and the insurer's reputation
for service, as well as value for money.
|Show sb around
||Would you like to see the farm? Would you
like me to show you around?
||It was common knowledge that he was sleeping
around while she was away on business trips.
||I love just wandering around London, particularly
around about five o'clock when the shops are still open and people
are finishing work.
Around for aimless activity It
usually means being lazy and doing nothing, perhaps wasting your time.
Sometimes it suggests playing with something or somebody.
||I spend my days sitting in school wishing I wasn't
there, and then coming home and arsing around on the computer.
||Children need to play and fool around
||The woman who ran the establishment fussed around
us making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
She enjoyed hanging around the bar with her friends.
||If I were you, I would stop messing around with
him and find myself a more stable guy.
||She got tired of sitting around the station waiting
||We were just standing around talking to each
||I hope that you enjoy it here and that you stick
around a bit!
for rough treatment or violence Behaving
in a bossy and aggresive way towards sb.
|Boss sb around
||Don't boss me about.
|Kick sb around
||They kicked me around until every part of my
|Knock sb around
||Who was Michael trying to impress when he knocked
his wife around a hotel room a few times?
|Push sb around
||She was being pushed around by other people telling
her what to do.
|Order sb around
||Who do you think you are, Ava, to order me about?
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