- We all sat round the table.
I walked round the car and looked at the whe ‘Where do you live?’ ‘Just round the corner. ‘
- We walked round the old part of the town.
Can I look round?
Could you pass the cups round, please?
- The children were running around/about everywhere.
Stop standing around/about and do some work.
‘Where’s John?’ ‘Somewhere around/about’
We also use these words to talk about time-wasting or silly activity.
- Stop fooling around/about We’re late.
And around/about can mean ‘approximately’, ‘not exactly’.
- There were around/about fifty people there.
‘What time shall I come?’ Around/about eight. ‘