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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (surrounding)attorno a, intorno a 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 a circle about)attorno a, intorno a 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." (encircling)attorno a, intorno a 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." (all over, from place to place)per prep
  in giro per prep
 She travels around the country for her job.
 Viaggia per tutto il paese per 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." (in all directions)attorno a, intorno a 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." (scattered through)per, in giro per prep
 Books were spread all around the room.
 C'erano libri sparsi per tutta la stanza.
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 loc 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 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." (with a circular course)intorno a, attorno a prep
  in tondo loc avv
  intorno avv
 The earth turns around on its axis.
 La terra ruota attorno al proprio asse.
 
Additional Translations
around adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in existence)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) (esserci)ci pron
  presente agg
  disponibile agg
  reperibile agg
 Is she around? I want to ask her something.
 Lei c'è? Vorrei chiederle una cosa.
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." (in circumference)di circonferenza loc avv
 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, nei paraggi loc avv
  qui attorno, qui intorno loc avv
  (informale)da queste parti loc avv
 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." used in compounds (in circulation)in giro, in circolazione avv
  (circolare)girare vi
 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." (with roundabout direction)attorno, intorno prep
 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
 Stavano camminando in cerchio, chiaramente si erano persi.
around,
UK: round
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
US (over: to a certain place)fare visita a vtr
  (far visita)andare da, venire da, passare da vi
  andare a trovare, venire a trovare vi
 She came around to my house.
 È venuta a farmi visita a casa.
 È passata da me.
around,
UK: about
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) (orari)intorno a, verso, circa a prep
 I'll see you around three o'clock.
 Ci vediamo verso le tre.
around,
UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(approximately: size, amount) (quantità, ecc.)circa avv
  all'incirca loc 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." (in, near)in, nei pressi di prep
 Is James around the office somewhere?
 James è qui in ufficio?
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." (centred on)su, circa prep
 The course is organized around important historical events.
  Segnala un errore

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (quantity: approximately) (approssimativamente)circa, grossomodo avv
  all'incirca loc avv
  (informale)più o meno loc avv
 There were about fifteen people in our tour group.
 C'erano circa quindici persone nel nostro gruppo.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: close to, more or less)circa, grossomodo avv
  all'incirca loc avv
  (informale)più o meno loc avv
 I heard a crash at about ten o'clock last night.
 Ho sentito un fragore alle dieci circa di ieri sera.
be about 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 subject of)parlare di, trattare di, vertere intorno a vi
  (formale)vertere intorno a vi
  affrontare il tema di, indagare il tema di vi
 This book is about a king who loses his crown.
 Il libro parla di un re che perde la corona.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (of, concerning)di, su prep
  a proposito di, riguardo a prep
 What do you think about the president's speech?
 Che ne pensi del discorso del presidente?
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (all around)attorno, intorno avv
 She was sitting at her desk, books lying all about.
 Era seduta alla scrivania, libri sparsi tutto attorno.
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from one spot to another)in giro, da una parte all'altra loc avv
  (informale)di qua e di là, qua e là loc avv
 He was dancing about, waving his lottery ticket in the air.
 Saltellava di gioia da una parte all'altra, sventolando il biglietto della lotteria.
about to do [sth] 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 point of doing)sul punto di prep
  (formale)in procinto di prep
 I was just about to step into the bath when the doorbell rang.
 Ero sul punto di entrare nella vasca quando hanno suonato alla porta.
 
Additional Translations
about,
US: around
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
esp. UK (in the opposing direction)indietro avv
  all'indietro loc avv
 He whirled about and saw that his girlfriend was behind him.
 Si voltò indietro e vide che la sua ragazza era proprio dietro di lui.
about,
US: around
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
UK (in circumference)circonferenza nf
 The lake is approximately three miles about.
 Il lago ha una circonferenza di circa tre miglia.
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (prevalent)in giro, in circolazione loc avv
  nei dintorni, nei paraggi, nelle vicinanze loc avv
 There are lots of cases of the measles about.
 Ci sono molti casi di morbillo in giro.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (of the nature of [sth])di, in prep
  circa prep
 There's something about his voice that makes me nervous.
 C'è qualcosa della sua voce che mi innervosisce.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (surrounding)attorno a, intorno a prep
 There were shots all about us.
 Stavano sparando tutto intorno a noi.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." UK (near to)nei pressi di prep
  vicino a prep
 There are lots of trees about the house and garden.
 Ci sono molti alberi nei pressi della casa e del giardino.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (under control)sotto controllo loc avv
  (figurato, informale)in pugno loc avv
Nota: usually followed by an object pronoun
 He didn't seem to have his wits about him.
  Segnala un errore

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Compound Forms/Forme composte
around | about
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,
UK: all-round
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US (versatile, multi-skilled)polivalente agg
  versatile agg
  multiuso agg
all-around,
UK: all-round
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." (about 50 in number)circa cinquanta agg
 There were around fifty different tables at the job fair.
 Alla fiera del lavoro c'erano circa cinquanta tavoli diversi.
around fifty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (about 50 years old)intorno ai cinquant'anni
 Interest in fast cars begins to decline around fifty.
 L'interesse nelle macchine veloci inizia a scemare intorno ai cinquant'anni.
around the clock advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (all the time)giorno e notte avv
Nota: A hyphen is used when the term is an adjective
 The engineers are working around the clock to get the project finished on time.
 Gli ingegneri stanno lavorando giorno e notte per cercare di finire il progetto in tempo.
around-the-clock adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (constant)ventiquattr'ore su ventiquattro avv
  giorno e notte avv
 His mother is very sick and needs around-the-clock care.
around the corner  (figurato: vicino)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)in tutto il mondo
 The Internet allows people around the world to share information.
 Internet permette lo scambio di informazioni tra persone in tutto il mondo.
around the world advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (circumnavigating the world)intorno al mondo
 Ferdinand Magellan's ship sailed around the world in the 1500s.
 La nave di Ferdinando Magellano navigò intorno al mondo nel XVI secolo.
bandy [sth] around vtr + prep (word, term: use carelessly) (figurato, colloquiale)sparare vtr
  dire senza problemi, dire senza scrupoli vtr
  Con le cifre che sparano i carrozzieri oggigiorno, bisogna stare molto attenti a non fare danni alla macchina.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
be around [sth] 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] informal (constitute or measure approximately)all'incirca, più o meno avv
  circa avv
 It will be around 10pm by the I get back to my home.
 Ora che arrivo a casa si saranno fatte più o meno le 10.
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, essere portato v
 The heavy suitcase was lugged around the airport by my mother.
 La valigia pesante è stata portata in giro per l'aeroporto da mia madre.
beat around the bush,
beat about the bush
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (avoid getting to the point) (figurato)menare il can per l'aia vtr
 Stop beating around the bush and give me the real reason!
 Smettila di menare il can per l'aia e dimmi il motivo vero!
beating around the bush,
beating about the bush
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(prevarication, not getting to the point) (figurato)menare il can per l'aia vtr
  (figurato)girarci intorno, girare intorno al punto vi
  tergiversare vi
 Stop beating about the bush and tell me what you really think!
 Piantala di girarci intorno e dimmi cosa pensi veramente!
boss [sb] around,
boss around [sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
informal (order about) (figurato)comandare a bacchetta vtr
 My manager likes to boss people around.
 Al mio capo piace comandare le persone a bacchetta.
build [sth] around [sth] vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (base on)incentrare su vtr
  basare su vtr
bum 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." US, slang (be idle)oziare, gozzovigliare, cincischiare vi
 Over the holidays I just bummed around and watched TV.
 Durante le vacanze ho semplicemente oziato e guardato la TV:
buzz 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." (bee: fly with humming sound)ronzare intorno vi
buzz around [sth] vi + prep (bee: fly with humming sound)ronzare intorno a vi
 I don't like it when bees buzz around my head.
buzz 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." informal, figurative ([sb]: move busily)essere in giro, essere in movimento v
 He's always buzzing around doing chores.
 È sempre in giro che fa mestieri.
buzz around [sth] vi + prep informal, figurative ([sb]: move busily)aggirarsi v rif
 She buzzed around the office, completing task after task.
carry [sth] around vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (take everywhere)portare con sé, avere con sé, avere vtr
cart [sth] around vtr + adv (move by cart) (con un carrello)trasportare, portare vtr
cat 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." slang (look for sex)fare il donnaiolo, fare il dongiovanni vtr
 Wives don't want their husbands to cat around with other women.
 Le mogli non vogliono che i loro mariti facciano i dongiovanni con altre donne.
cluster around [sb/sth] vi + prep (gather)radunarsi attorno a, radunarsi intorno a v rif
  fare cerchio intorno a vtr
 During story time, the students clustered around their teacher and listened intently.
 Durante l'ora di storia gli studenti si radunavano attorno al loro insegnante e ascoltavano con attenzione.
come around,
UK: come round
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."
(date, event: occur again)ripresentarsi v rif
  avvenire nuovamente vi
come around,
UK: come round
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."
figurative (revise one's opinion)cambiare opinione vtr
come around,
UK: come round
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."
(visit [sb])passare a trovare qlcn vtr
  fare visita a qlcn vtr
 If you come round later, we can do our homework together.
 Se passi a trovarmi dopo possiamo fare i compiti insieme.
come around,
UK: come round
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."
informal (recover consciousness)riprendere conoscenza vtr
come around to [sth] cambiare opinione (e concordare con l'interlocutore)
dicking around nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (frivolous or time wasting activity) (volgare)cazzeggio nm
 He got fired because dicking around was his only real skill.
 È stato licenziato perché l'unica cosa di cui era esperto era il cazzeggio.
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 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." informal (waste time doing [sth] trivial)svagarsi, trastullarsi v rif
  (obsoleto)dilettarsi, baloccarsi v rif
  (informale)perdere tempo vtr
 He began to fiddle around doing crossword puzzles, but soon noticed his English was improving.
 Ha cominciato a svagarsi con le parole crociate e ha finito col migliorare il suo inglese.
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 vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (trail [sb](informale: seguire)stare sempre attaccato a qlcn vi
 He followed me around all day.
 Mi è stato attaccato tutto il giorno.
fool 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." informal (act in silly way)bighellonare, gironzolare vi
fool 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." informal (not be productive)non fare niente vtr
  perdere tempo vtr
fool 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." slang (have casual sex) (colloquiale)farsela con qlcn vtr
  trombarsi qlcn, portarsi a letto qlcn v rif
fool around 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] slang (have casual sex) (colloquiale)farsela con qlcn vtr
  trombarsi qlcn, portarsi a letto qlcn v rif
 He had fooled around with every girl in town before he met Helen.
 Se l'è fatta con tutte le ragazze della città prima di conoscere Helen.
fool around 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] informal (amuse yourself)bighellonare insieme a qlcn vi
fooling around fare lo stupido
fuck around,
UK: fuck 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."
slang, vulgar, offensive (waste time) (volgare)cazzeggiare vi
 Stop fucking about and get on with your homework!
 Smettila di cazzeggiare e vai avanti con i tuoi compiti!
fuck 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." slang, vulgar, offensive (have casual sex) (volgare)scopare in giro vi
  (volgare)scopare con chiunque vi
  (volgare, donne)darla in giro vtr
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 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." informal (travel) (viaggiare: informale)girare vtr
  (viaggiare)spostarsi v rif
 I certainly get around in my job. This year, I've travelled to Korea, Australia and South Africa.
 Il mio lavoro mi consente di girare parecchio. Quest'anno sono stato in Corea, Australia e Sudafrica.
get 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." (move about)spostarsi, muoversi v rif
 His arthritis makes it difficult for him to get around.
get around [sth],
UK: get round [sth]
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]
(circumvent)aggirare, eludere vtr
 You can't get around the problem by pretending it doesn't exist.
 Non puoi aggirare il problema facendo finta che non esista.
get 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." informal (circulate) (notizia)circolare vi
  (notizia)spargersi v rif
  (notizia)trapelare vi
 When word got around that she was baking cookies, all the children appeared at her door.
 Quando si sparse la voce che stava facendo i biscotti, tutti i bambini si presentarono alla porta.
get around to [sth] 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] (find time)trovare tempo per qlcs vtr
get around to doing [sth] 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] (find time)farcela a fare qlcs vi
  trovare il tempo di fare qlcs vtr
 One of these days, I will get around to making the trip to Paris.
getting around evitare una situazione; aggirare una situazione
go around,
UK: go round
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."
US (rotate, turn)ruotare intorno, girare intorno vi
  roteare, ruotare vi
 The baby watched the top go round and laughed.
 La bambina vide il coperchio roteare e rise.
go around [sth],
UK: go round
vi + prep
US (encircle, surround)girare intorno a vi
 I had grown so fat that none of my belts would go around my waist.
 Ero diventato talmente grasso che le mie cinture non riuscivano più a girarmi intorno alla vita.
go around,
UK: go round
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."
US (be shared by all)bastare per tutti vi
 Do you think there'll be enough loaves and fishes to go around?
 Pensi che le pagnotte e i pesci basteranno per tutti?
go around [sth],
UK,
also: go round
vi + prep
(change path to avoid hitting [sth])girare intorno a, fare il giro intorno a vi
 The radio advised of heavy traffic downtown, so we went around the city instead.
 La radio diceva che c'era traffico intenso in centro, perciò abbiamo deciso di girare intorno alla città invece di attraversarla.
go around,
UK,
also: go round
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."
(illness: be transmitted) (malattie)propagarsi, diffondersi v rif
  (malattie, informale)girare vi
 There's a nasty strain of flu going around.
 Sta girando un brutto ceppo influenzale.
go around,
UK,
also: go 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."
(be in a state habitually)andarsene in giro v rif
 He goes around looking filthy.
 Se ne va in giro tutto sudicio.
go around,
UK: go round
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."
informal (pay a visit to [sb](informale)passare da vi
  andare a trovare vi
  fare visita a vtr
 I'll go round to your place when I'm done.
  (colloquiale, figurato)fare un salto da vtr
 Farò un salto da te appena ho finito.
go around,
UK: go round
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."
(be sufficient for distribution)bastare per tutti, bastare vi
 Cut the chicken into smaller pieces or we won't have enough to go around. Do you think there'll be enough loaves and fishes to go around?
 Taglia il pollo in parti più piccole o non basterà per tutti.
go around,
UK: go round
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."
informal, figurative (circulate, spread)spargersi, diffondersi v rif
 There's a rumour going round that you're cheating on Tim.
  La voce dell'arrivo del nuovo insegnante si sparse per tutta la scuola in un batter d'occhio.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
  (voci, notizie)circolare, girare vi
 Gira voce che stai mettendo le corna a Tim.
going around il girare
going around in circles il continuare a girare intorno
goof 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." US, slang (behave in a silly way) (informale: non essere serio)fare lo scemo, fare il buffone, fare lo stupido vtr
 If you're done goofing around, maybe we could get some work done?
 Quando hai finito di fare il buffone, potremmo cominciare a lavorare?
hang 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." informal (wait)aspettare, restare ad aspettare vtr
hang around,
UK: hang 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."
informal (loiter)trattenersi v rif
 It's annoying when youths hang around at the bus stop intimidating customers.
 È fastidioso quando dei giovinastri si trattengono alla fermata dell'autobus e importunano i passeggeri.
  bighellonare, indugiare vi
hang around with girare con; frequentare
hang around with [sb] frequentare qc, accompagnarsi a qc
haul [sth] around vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (carry: [sth] heavy or cumbersome)trascinarsi dietro, 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 been around v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be experienced) (informale)saperla lunga, non essere l'ultimo arrivato, non essere l'ultimo degli sprovveduti v
  avere esperienza di, intendersi di vtr
 He's been around and knows what to expect.
 Non è l'ultimo degli sprovveduti e sa che cosa aspettarsi.
horse 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." informal (behave in a silly or frivolous way)fare il buffone vi
 While the parents made dinner the kids horsed around at their feet.
 Mentre i genitori preparavano la cena, i figli facevano i buffoni per terra.
horsing around il giocare rumorosamente
jerk [sb] around vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." slang, vulgar (waste time of) (informale)prendere in giro vtr
  (volgare)prendere per il culo vtr
 I hope Kieran doesn't jerk Fiona around like he did with his last girlfriend.
 Spero che Kieren non prenda in giro Fiona come ha fatto con sua ragazza precedente.
joke 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." 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." (in the next street) (nella strada adiacente)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) (figurato: futuro)dietro l'angolo
kick [sth] around vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (consider, debate: an idea)discutere, analizzare vtr
kid 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." informal (behave jokingly or playfully)fare lo spiritoso, fare lo sciocco, fare lo scemo
 Stop kidding around! Sit down and shut up!
 Smettila di fare lo spiritoso! Siediti e stai zitto!
knock [sb] around vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (punch or treat roughly)picchiare, pestare, malmenare vtr
knock [sth] around vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (consider, debate: an idea)discutere, vagliare, esaminare vtr
laze 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." (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 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." ([sb]: lounge 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.
 Hai detto che avresti tosato l'erba ma non hai fatto altro che girare per casa tutto il giorno.
lie 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." informal ([sth]: remain unused)essere sparsi in giro
 We have many old books that just lie around the attic waiting to be read.
 Abbiamo tanti vecchi libri che sono sparsi in giro per la soffitta in attesa di essere letti.
loaf around,
UK: loaf about
vi + prep
US (sit idly in)cincischiare vi
  starsene senza far niente v rif
  perdere tempo vtr
 He spends all day loafing around the house.
 Se ne sta tutto il giorno senza far niente in casa.
look around,
UK: look round
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."
(examine surrounding area)guardare in giro, guardare attorno, guardare intorno vi
look around,
UK: look round
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."
(seek [sth] in surrounding area)guardarsi intorno v rif
look around [sth],
UK: look round
vi + prep
(inspect)guardare intorno a vi
look around for [sb/sth],
UK: look round
vi phrasal + prep
(seek in surrounding area)cercare in giro, cercare vtr
 I misplaced my keys, so I'll have to look around for them.
 Ho perso le chiavi, dovrò cercarle.
lounge 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." (sit idly)bighellonare vi
 We spent the whole weekend lounging around, drinking beer and watching television.
 Abbiamo trascorso tutto il fine settimana a bighellonare, bere birra e guardare la TV.
mess around,
UK: mess 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."
informal (be frivolous)giocare vi
  trastullarsi, gingillarsi v rif
  (volgare)cazzeggiare vi
 Stop messing around and let's discuss this seriously.
 Smetti di giocare e discutiamone seriamente.
 Smetti di trastullarti e discutiamone seriamente.
 Smetti di cazzeggiare e discutiamone seriamente.
mess around,
UK: mess 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."
informal (be unproductive) (colloquiale)trafficare vi
  (figurato)armeggiare vi
 My husband is messing around in the garage - I've no idea what he's doing in there.
 Mio marito sta trafficando in garage - non ho idea di cosa stia facendo là dentro.
 Mio marito sta armeggiando in garage - non ho idea di cosa stia facendo là dentro.
mess around with [sth],
UK: mess about
vi phrasal + prep
US, slang (tamper, play with) (informale)giocherellare con vi
  trastullarsi con, gingillarsi con v rif
  (colloquiale, figurato)trafficare con, armeggiare con vi
 He enjoyed messing around with boats.
 Gli piaceva giocherellare con le barche.
 Gli piaceva trastullarsi con le barche.
 Gli piaceva trafficare con le barche.
mess around with [sth],
UK: mess about
vi phrasal + prep
US, informal (spoil by fussing) (colloquiale, figurato)continuare ad armeggiare con, continuare a trafficare con vi
 Your painting is fine now, don't mess around with it any more or you will ruin it.
 Il tuo dipinto è bello così, non continuare a trafficarci altrimenti lo rovini.
mess around with [sb],
UK: mess about
vi phrasal + prep
US, slang (tease)scherzare con vi
  provocare, prendere qlcn in giro vtr
 Why are you so upset? We were just messing around with you.
 Perché sei così arrabbiato? Stavamo solo scherzando con te.
 Perché sei così arrabbiato? Ti stavamo solo provocando.
mess around with [sb],
UK: mess about
vi phrasal + prep
US, slang (have an affair)fare una scappatella con, avere una tresca con vtr
  Suo marito ha fatto una scappatella con una ballerina.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
mess [sb] around,
UK: mess [sb] about
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)mancare di rispetto a qlcn vi
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