About & Round usually mean the same as Around.
Here and there; visiting. Moving or going to different places.
|get around||The best way to get around is by car.|
|ask round||Let's ask them round for a meal next week.|
|change around||How often do you change furniture around your house?|
|come round||Would you like to come round on Saturday? We'll be in all day.|
|go round||She isn't here at the moment. She's gone round to see the woman next door.|
|look around||After looking around the park and admiring the huge sports centre, we climbed to the top of the hill.|
|root around||She was rooting around in my bag for a pen.|
|run around||She and her sisters had lots of fun running around the garden, playing with her dolls.|
|shop around||Shop around for your insurance cover.|
|show around||Would you like to see the farm? Would you like me to show you around?|
|sleep around||It was common knowledge that he was sleeping around.|
|sniff around||They were sniffing around to see if they could find anything.|
|swirl around||there are lots of rumors that swirl around about the British royal family.|
|wander around||I love just wandering around London when the shops are open.|
It usually means being lazy and doing nothing, perhaps wasting your time. Sometimes it suggests playing with something or somebody.
|arse around||I spend my days sitting in school wishing I wasn't there, and then coming home and arsing around on the computer.|
|fool around||Children need to play and fool around with things.|
|frig around||Stop frigging around and do some work!|
|fuss 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.
|have around||She enjoys having her mum around.|
|hover around||The plan has been hovering around for ages without any kind of implementation.|
|loaf around||Most of the time, bears are just loafing around and resting.|
|lounge around||It's not so bad being able to lounge around all day.|
|mess around||If I were you, I would stop messing around with him and find myself a more stable guy.|
|mooch around||We spent the day just mooching around the town.|
|sit around||He just sits around all day doing nothing.|
|sneak around||Someone was sneaking around in the dead of night.|
|stand around||We were just standing around talking to each other.|
|stick around||I hope that you enjoy it here and that you stick around a bit!|
Behaving in a bossy and aggressive way towards somebody.
|boss around||Don't boss me about.|
|kick around||They kicked me around until every part of my body hurt.|
|knock around||Who was Michael trying to impress when he knocked his wife around a hotel room a few times?|
|push around||She was being pushed around by other people telling her what to do.|
|order around||Who do you think you are, Ava, to order me about?|
Make a situation change or make something change.
|bring around||We have to make the sacrifices necessary to bring around real change.|
|turn around||He has turned his life around thanks to football.|