circle around

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Related to circle around: roughshod, come full circle
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: around - move around in a circular motion; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"
circle - travel around something; "circle the globe"
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w>circle around

vi (people)umhergehen or -wandern; (birds)Kreise ziehen; (vehicle)kreisen, Runden drehen; (ship, plane)kreisen; the wolves circled around, waitingdie Wölfe kreisten lauernd um uns/sie/das Lager etc
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Francis was lying upon his face groaning heavily; the Kru boys, to whom he was well known, were gathered in a little circle around him.
The festivities were delayed awaiting the return of the warriors who had remained to engage in the skirmish with the white men, so that it was quite late when all were in the village, and the dance of death commenced to circle around the doomed officer.
But when, at the monastery of Whitby, it was agreed that all should sing in turn, there was one among the circle around the fire who silently left his place and crept away, hanging his head in shame.
The people at once followed and formed a circle around the sides of the spacious room, leaving the horse and buggy and the man with the star to occupy the center of the hall.
In the valley this beverage was universally prepared in the following way:--Some half-dozen young boys seated themselves in a circle around an empty wooden vessel, each one of them being supplied with a certain quantity of the roots of the
There was a strong possibility, Young volunteered, that if they were not caught they might circle around and tap the coast at Berande in order to steal or capture a whale-boat.
They formed a circle around me, pointing their fingers, making faces, and poking and pinching me.
But a considerable crowd formed a circle around it.
on the other side rises also a man and draws a circle around the circle we had just pronounced the outline of the sphere.
He thrust her off with his shoulder, and, his retreat cut off and still intent on regaining the sled, he altered his course in an attempt to circle around to it.
The crowd rushed in a dense circle around the spot, while some ran to the court room to give the alarm, and one or two of the more juvenile part of the multitude had a desperate trial of speed to see who should be the happy man to communicate the critical situation of the magistrate to his wife.
Most of us today are way too much invested in our own life and the social circle around us.