Two-word verbs with ‘around’

carry around – носить повсюду
Whenever I went on holiday I’d take along my camera, and carry it around everywhere with me.
get around -перемещаться с места на место
It’s hard to get around without a car.

go around – передвигаться не мешая другим, обходить, объезжать
They were going around in groups taking photographs of everything.
 I can’t move from this place right now. You’ll have to go around me.
look around – осматривать
I decided to go and look around the Acropolis.
pass around – предлагать что-то всем
Then I’d bore my friends by passing around the results.
Please pass the snacks around to everyone
run around – носиться, бегать повсюду
I was free to enjoy myself without the need to run around taking pictures of everything.
see around – заметить, увидеть
I saw the boys around the swings on the playground.
Did you see my cat around the neighborhood anywhere?
stand around – стоять без дела, слоняться
I just stood around watching all the tourists.
Please don’t stand around. Get busy! Why are all these people standing around doing nothing?
turn around – отвернуться
She turned around just as I took the photo.

 

3 thoughts on “Two-word verbs with ‘around’

  1. Так же:

    carry around – во многих боевиках “be careful with this guy, he always carries a gun around”. Типа, осторожно с этим парнем – он всегда с собой ствол носит.

    pass around – например когда пьют компанией из бутылки или передают по кругу фотки или ещё чего-нибудь. “don’t stall, pass it around” – не задерживай, передавай!

    run around – обычно или дети, которые постоянно носятся, или при выполнении большого объёма работы от начальника – “I had to run around like a limping horse” – столько работы надавали, что я носился как хромая кобыла…

  2. Спасибо, как всегда, очень интересные и полезные дополнения!
    А для тех, кто хочет спеть вместе с Бонни Тайлер, вот слова из песни ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’:
    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you’re never coming round
    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears
    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
    That the best of all the years have gone by
    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
    And then I see the look in your eyes
    Turn around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
    Turn around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart

    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit restless and I dream of something wild
    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit helpless and I’m lying like a child in your arms
    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit angry and I know I’ve got to get out and cry
    Turn around, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
    But then I see the look in your eyes
    Turn around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
    Turn around bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart

    And I need you now tonight
    And I need you more than ever
    And if you only hold me tight
    We’ll be holding on forever
    And we’ll only be making it right
    ‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
    We can take it to the end of the line
    Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
    I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
    We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
    I really need you tonight
    Forever’s gonna start tonight
    Forever’s gonna start tonight

    Once upon a time I was falling in love
    But now I’m only falling apart
    There’s nothing I can do
    A total eclipse of the heart
    Once upon a time there was light in my life
    But now there’s only love in the dark
    Nothing I can say
    A total eclipse of the heart

    Turnaround bright eyes
    Turnaround bright eyes
    Turnaround, every now and then I know you’ll never be the boy you always wanted to be
    Turnaround, every now then I know you’ll always be the only boy who wanted me the way that I am
    Turnaround, every now and then I know there’s no one in the universe as magical and wondrous as you
    Turnaround, every now and then I know there’s nothing any better
    And there’s nothing that I just wouldn’t do
    Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart
    Turnaround bright eyes, every now and then I fall apart

    And I need you now tonight
    And I need you more than ever
    And if you’ll only hold me tight
    We’ll be holding on forever
    And we’ll only be making it right
    ‘Cause we’ll never be wrong together
    We can take it to the end of the line
    Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time
    I don’t know what to do and I’m always in the dark
    We’re living in a powder keg and giving off sparks
    I really need you tonight
    Forever’s gonna start tonight
    Forever’s gonna start tonight

    Once upon a time I was falling in love
    But now I’m only falling apart
    Nothing I can do
    A total eclipse of the heart
    Once upon a time there was light in my life
    But now there’s only love in the dark
    Nothing I can say
    A total eclipse of the heart

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