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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a ring or circle)in cerchio avv
  intorno avv
 The dog ran around and around trying to catch its tail.
 Il cane correva in cerchio, tentando di prendersi la coda.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in existance)esistere, esserci vi
 Plastic chairs have been around for thirty years.
 Le sedie di plastica esistono da trent'anni.
around adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (present; nearby)presente, disponibile, reperibile agg
  ci avv
 Is she around? I want to ask her something.
 A che ora ci sarà Mario?
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in all directions)attorno, intorno avv
 Look around and note down everything you can see.
 Guardati attorno e prendi nota di tutto quello che vedi.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (on every side)attorno, intorno avv
 It's a beautiful house with trees all around.
 È una bella casa con alberi tutto attorno.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (experienced)  (to be around)avere esperienza vtr
   (idiomatica)saperla lunga vtr
 He's been around and knows what to expect.
 Ha esperienza e sa che cosa aspettarsi.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (encircling)attorno, intorno prep
 Put the belt around your waist and then fasten it.
 Metti la cintura attorno alla vita e poi allacciala.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (from place to place)per prep
  in giro per
 She travels around the country for her job.
 Lei viaggia per il paese per motivi di lavoro.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (approximately: time)verso, circa avv
 I'll see you around three o'clock.
 Ci vediamo verso le tre.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (approximately)circa avv
 It's around three inches tall and an inch wide.
 È alto circa tre pollici e largo un pollice.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (scattered through)per, in giro per prep
 Books were spread all around the room.
 C'erano libri sparsi per tutta la stanza.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in or near)in prep
  nei pressi loc avv
 Is James around the office somewhere?
 James è qui in ufficio?
 
Additional Translations
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (circumference)circonferenza nf
 The vase is ten centimetres around.
 Il vaso misura dieci centimetri di circonferenza.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (surrounding a place)nei dintorni avv
  attorno, intorno
 There are lots of shops around.
 Ci sono molti negozi nei dintorni.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with a circular course)intorno, attorno avv
 The earth turns around on its axis.
 La terra gira intorno al sole sul suo asse.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (through a series of stops)  (plurale)dintorni nm pl
   (to show around)fare da guida vi
 He's new here. Will you show him around?
 Lui è nuovo qui. Gli mostri i dintorni?
 Lui è nuovo di qui. Gli fai un po' da guida?
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in circulation)in giro avv
 There are rumours going around.
 Ci sono voci in giro.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (recurring)  (to come around)arrivare vtr
 Christmas comes around far too quickly each year.
 Il Natale arriva sempre troppo presto ogni anno.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with roundabout direction)attorno, intorno avv
 The road goes around to the orchard.
 La strada gira attorno all'orto.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a circuit)in cerchio avv
 They were walking around, clearly lost.
 Stavano camminando in cerchio, chiaramente si erano persi.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (regaining consciousness)  (to come around)tornare in sé vi
   (to come around)rinvenire vi
 He came around after a couple of minutes.
 È tornato in sé dopo un paio di minuti.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to a certain place)fare visita vtr
 She came around to my house.
 Lei è venuta a farmi visita a casa.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (on the edge)attorno, intorno prep
 They put a fence around the swimming pool.
 Hanno messo un recinto attorno alla piscina.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in all directions)attorno, intorno prep
 There were roads leading off all around the house.
 C'erano strade che partivano tutto attorno alla casa.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to various parts of)in giro per prep
 We should go around town and put posters up.
 Dovremmo andare in giro per la città e attaccare dei manifesti.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to make a circle about)attorno, intorno prep
 They sat around the table wondering what to do next.
 Stavano seduti attorno alla tavola domandandosi che cosa fare.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to rotate about an axis)attorno, intorno prep
 The moon goes around the earth.
 La luna gira attorno alla Terra.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to overcome a problem)su prep
 They worked around the software bug by eliminating some features.
 Hanno lavorato sul bug del software eliminando alcune funzioni.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (so as to be related to)in base a prep
 The course is organized around important historical events.
  Segnala un errore

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Compound Forms/Forme composte
all around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US (everywhere)dappertutto avv
all-around
all-round
UK
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US (versatile, multi-skilled)multiforme agg
  polivalente agg
all-around
all-round
UK
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US (comprehensive, total)in tutto e per tutto
  completo agg
around fifty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (approximately fifty in number)circa cinquanta
 There were around fifty different tables at the job fair.
around fifty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (approximately fifty years old)sulla cinquantina
 Interest in fast cars begins to decline around fifty.
around the clock advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (all the time, day and night)giorno e notte
 The engineers are working around the clock to get the project finished on time.
around the corner dietro l'angolo
around the world advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in many countries, all over the world)in tutto il mondo
 The Internet allows people around the world to share information.
around the world advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (going round the world)attorno al mondo
 Ferdinand Magellan's ship sailed around the world in the 1500s.
around-the-clock advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (constant)senza sosta
  giorno e notte
 The journalist had to work around-the-clock to meet his deadline.
be around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be present or nearby)essere nei paraggi, essere nelle vicinanze, essere in zona, essere vicino vi
 I will be around this area anyway, so I could meet you later, around 6 o'clock-ish.
 Call me if you need me, I'll be around until about six.
be around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (approximately; quantity)all'incirca
  circa avv
 It will be around 10pm by the I get back to my home.
be lugged around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal ([sth] heavy: be carried)essere trasportato vi
beat around the bush v figurative (fail to speak to the point)  (figurato)menare il can per l'aia vtr
boss [sb] around vtr phrasal (order [sb] about)comandare a bacchetta vtr
build [sth] around [sth] v (base [sth] on [sth])incentrare qualcosa su qualcosa vtr
bum around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (be idle)girare a vuoto, oziare vi
 Over the holidays I just bummed around and watched TV.
 Ha trascorso il pomeriggio girando a vuoto nel quartiere.
carry around vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (take everywhere)trasportare, portare con sé vtr
Nota: phrasal verb, separable (to carry sthg around)
cluster around [sth] v (gather or form a group around [sth])radunarsi attorno a
come around
UK: come round
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(date, event: occur again)ripresentarsi vi
  avvenire nuovamente vi
come around
UK: come round
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(revise one's opinion)cambiare opinione
come around
UK: come round
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(visit)fare visita
come around
UK: come round
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(recover consciousness)riprendere conoscenza
come around to [sth] cambiare opinione (e concordare con l'interlocutore)
d***ing around nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (frivolous or time wasting activity)  (volgare)cazzeggio nm
faff around vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." UK, informal (waste time doing [sth] trivial)perdere tempo, cincischiare v
fiddle around
fiddle about
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
informal (waste time doing [sth] trivial)trastullarsi v rif
flail around
UK: flail about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(thrash about)sbracciarsi, dimenarsi v rif
follow [sb] around v (trail [sb])seguire le tracce di vtr
fool around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (behave in silly or frivolous way)bighellonare, gironzolare vi
fool around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (have casual sex)traduzione non disponibile
fool around with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (have casual sex with)traduzione non disponibile
fool around with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (amuse self with, play with)bighellonare insieme a vi
fooling around fare lo stupido
f*** around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang, vulgar, offensive (behave in a time-wasting way)  (volgare)cazzeggiare vi
gather around riunirsi; raggrupparsi intorno a qcn; radunarsi
gather around [sth] radunarsi intorno a qcs, radunarsi attorno a qcs, raccogliersi attorno a qcs
get around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (travel, move about)  (viaggiare: informale)girare vtr
 I certainly get around a bit on my job because, this year, I've had to go to Korea, Australia, Turkey and South Africa.
 How did you get around France during your trip there?
get around vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (circumvent, avoid)aggirare, eludere vtr
 You can't get around the problem by pretending it doesn't exist.
 We need to get our heads together to decide how we are going to get around this problem.
 Non puoi aggirare il problema facendo finta che non esista.
get around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (circulate)  (notizia)circolare vi
   (notizia)spargersi v rif
 When word got around that she was baking cookies, all the children appeared at her door.
get around vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal ([sb]: persuade by flattery)ammansire, addolcire, ammorbidire vtr
 You can't get round me with flattery and sweet words - you're not getting a new bike for Christmas, and that's the end to it!
 Non tentare di ammansirmi con i tuoi complimenti, non ti comprerò una nuova bici per Natale!
get around to doing [sth] v (find time or motivation to do [sth])trovare tempo di fare qc, trovare voglia di fare qc vtr
getting around evitare una situazione; aggirare una situazione
go around vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (encircle, surround)girare intorno vi
 I had grown so fat that none of my belts would any longer go around my waist.
go around vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (change path to avoid hitting [sth])girare intorno, fare il giro intorno vi
 The radio advised of heavy traffic downtown, so we went around the city instead.
 C'era un grosso ingorgo in centro, perciò abbiamo deciso di girare intorno alla città invece di attraversarla.
go around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be sufficient when distributed)bastare per tutti vi
 Do you think there'll be enough loaves and fishes to go around?
going around il girare
going around in circles il continuare a girare intorno
goof around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (behave in a silly way)fare il cretino vtr
hang around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (wait)aspettare, restare ad aspettare vtr
hang around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (loiter)trattenersi v rif
 It's annoying when youths hang around the bus stop intimidating customers.
 E' vietato trattenersi fuori dai locali recando disturbo ai residenti.
  bighellonare, indugiare vi
hang around with girare con; frequentare
hang around with [sb] frequentare qc, accompagnarsi a qc
haul around vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (carry: [sth] heavy or cumbersome)trascinare, portarsi dietro vtr
 We will leave our luggage at the hotel, as we don't want to have to haul it around with us all day.
 Lasceremo il bagaglio in hotel per non dover trascinarcelo dietro tutto il giorno.
have a close look around v (inspect one's surroundings)darsi un'occhiata intorno v rif
have been around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (have experience of life)  (informale)essere navigato vi
 I've had so many jobs and lived in so many places that I feel like I've really been around.
 È un uomo navigato: ne ha passate tante nella vita e ha fatto esperienze di tutti i generi.
horse around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informative (behave in a silly or frivolous way)fare il buffone vi
horse around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." US (behave in a silly, playful way)  (informale)fare lo scemo vi
 The two brothers were horsing around when one of them got hurt.
horse around UK (horse about)fare il buffone vi
horsing around il giocare rumorosamente
jerk [sb] around v slang, vulgar (deceive [sb], waste [sb]'s time)  (colloquiale)menare qn per il naso vtr
joke around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (speak lightheartedly)parlare scherzosamente
just around the corner advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." literal (in the next street)appena dietro l'angolo
just around the corner advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (waiting to happen)che sta per succedere
kick around essere nel mondo dei vivi v
kick around essere in circolazione
kick [sth] around v informal, figurative (consider, debate: an idea)discutere, analizzare vtr
kid around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (behave jokingly or playfully)fare lo spiritoso
knock around vtr phrasal informal (punch or treat roughly)picchiare, pestare, malmenare vtr
knock around vtr phrasal informal, figurative (consider, debate: an idea)discutere, vagliare, esaminare vtr
laze around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be idle, lounge about)cincischiare, gironzolare, non fare niente vtr
 On Saturdays, I like to just laze around the house instead of going out.
 Al sabato preferisco gironzolare per casa tutto il giorno invece di uscire.
lie around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (lounge about idly)gironzolare, girare, perdere tempo vi
 You said you would mow the lawn, but all you've done today is lie around the house.
 The teenager chose to lie around for most of the day.
 Non fai altro che girare per casa tutto il giorno!
lie around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (remain idle or unused)essere sparsi in giro
 We have many old books that just lie around the attic waiting to be read.
loaf around vtr phrasal (sit idly in)gozzovigliare, cincischiare, perdere tempo v
  starsene seduto senza far niente v
 He spends all day loafing around the house.
look around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (examine surrounding area)guardare in giro
look around for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (seek in surrounding area)cercare in giro
lounge around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (sit idly)gironzolare, bighellonare vi
mess around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (behave in a frivolous way)giocare vi
  trastullarsi v rif
   (volgare)cazzeggiare vi
mess around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (act frivolously, aimlessly)trafficare vi
 My husband is messing around in the garage - I've no idea what he's doing in there.
 My kids just mess around after school.
mess around with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." ([sth]: use foolishly, spoil )giocherellare con, pastrocchiare con vi
 Your painting is fine now, don't mess around with it any more or you will ruin it.
 Don't mess around with my belongings.
 Il dipinto che hai fatto è bello così: non continuare a giocherellarci adesso, sennò lo rovini.
mess around with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (tamper or fiddle with)pasticciare con vi
mess around with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." ([sb]: treat casually, tease)scherzare con vi
  fare scappatelle con vtr
  avere rapporti sessuali con vtr
 Why are you so upset? We were just messing around with you.
 Don't mess around with me sonny or you'll regret it.
mess around with [sb]
UK: mess about with [sb]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
US slang (treat disrespectfully)traduzione non disponibile
messing around nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (silly or frivolous behaviour)banalità, perdita di tempo nf
   (volgare)cazzeggio
 Stop messing around and eat up your dinner!
messing around nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (being sexually unfaithful)infedeltà nf
  scappatella nf
 He hired a private detective to follow his wife and find out whether she was messing around.
mill around circolare v
mill around accalcarsi
monkey around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (behave in a frivolous way)giocare, scherzare vi
   (volgare)cazzeggiare vi
monkeying around nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (silly behaviour)ragazzate nfpl
   (colloquiale)frizzi e lazzi nmpl
move around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be mobile or active)  (muoversi)fare moto, fare del moto vtr
 The doctor said I have to move around in order to maintain my weight.
 He's always moving around, he never stays long in one place.
 Il dottore ha detto che devo fare del moto per evitare di ingrassare.
  essere in movimento vi
 È sempre in movimento, non si ferma un minuto.
  girare, girovagare, essere in giro vi
 Gira continuamente, non sta mai più di una settimana nello stesso posto.
muck around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (behave in a frivolous way)giocare, scherzare vi
  volgare cazzeggiare
 vi
mucking around gingillarsi v
mucking around cazzeggiare
nose around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (pry, snoop)  (colloquiale)ficcanasare, mettere il naso in vtr
 The detective decided to nose around the slums to see what mischief was afoot.
 Mia sorella ha il brutto vizio di ficcanasare nelle mie cose.
order around   (dare ordini)spadroneggiare v
order [sb] around v informal (be bossy towards [sb])dare ordini a qualcuno
  comandare a bacchetta
ordered around adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (told what to do)comandato a bacchetta
 My older sister always ordered me around when we were kids.
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