around adv
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English expressions. 2014.

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  • around\ the\ clock — • around the clock • the clock around adv. phr. For 24 hours a day continuously all day and all night. The factory operated around the clock until the order was filled. He studied around the clock for his history exam …   Словарь американских идиом

  • around — (adv.) c.1300, in circumference, from phrase on round. Rare before 1600. In sense of here and there with no fixed direction it is 1776, American English (properly about). Of time, from 1888. To have been around gained worldly experience is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • around the clock — also[the clock around] {adv. phr.} For 24 hours a day continuously all day and all night. * /The factory operated around the clock until the order was filled./ * /He studied around the clock for his history exam./ [round the clock] {adj.} * /That …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • around the clock — also[the clock around] {adv. phr.} For 24 hours a day continuously all day and all night. * /The factory operated around the clock until the order was filled./ * /He studied around the clock for his history exam./ [round the clock] {adj.} * /That …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • around — adv. & prep. adv. 1 on every side; all round; round about. 2 in various places; here and there; at random (fool around; shop around). 3 colloq. a in existence; available (has been around for weeks). b near at hand (it s good to have you around).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Around — A*round , adv. [Pref. a + round.] 1. In a circle; circularly; on every side; round. [1913 Webster] 2. In a circuit; here and there within the surrounding space; all about; as, to travel around from town to town. [1913 Webster] 3. Near; in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • around — [ə round′] adv. [ME < a , on + ROUND1: all senses derive from those of “circling, within a circle”] 1. round; esp., a) in a circle; along a circular course or circumference b) in or through a course or circuit, as from one place to another c)… …   English World dictionary

  • around — adv 1. about, on all sides, right and left, in all directions; everywhere, throughout, all over, in all parts, over, through; to and fro, here and there, hither and thither, hither and yon, far and wide. 2. in circumference, perimetrically,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • around the corner — {adv. phr.} Soon to come or happen; close by; near at hand. * /The fortuneteller told Jane that there was an adventure for her just around the corner./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • around the corner — {adv. phr.} Soon to come or happen; close by; near at hand. * /The fortuneteller told Jane that there was an adventure for her just around the corner./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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