PHRASAL VERBS About, Around 3

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Nacho "runs around" with younger women. ---------------------- run around.
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juntarse con. to spend a lot of time with someone, especially someone other people do not like.

Maggy said, my husband has been "running around" with another woman. ---------------------- run around.
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juntarse con. to spend a lot of time with someone, especially someone other people do not like.

Oviedo said, all week I've been "running around" getting things ready for this party we're having. ---------------------- run around/round.
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Andar por todos lados. to be very busy doing a lot of different things.

Maria Ovi said, I’ve been "running around" all day for my daughther's party. ---------------------- run around/round.
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Andar por todos lados. to be very busy doing a lot of different things.

Marco Antonio Solis used to hang out in the dance clubs, but no-one’s "seen him around" for a while. Does anyone know what he’s up to?. ---------------------- see somebody around.
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Ver a alguien por ahi. to notice someone often in places that you go to regularly.

Enrique Iglesias said, I’ve never actually met Jennifer Lopez, but I’ve "seen her around". ---------------------- see somebody around.
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Ver a alguien por ahi. to notice someone often in places that you go to regularly.

Kaz said If you need a new phone, "shop around" to find the best price. Don’t just buy one from the first shop you come to. ------------------------------------------ shop around.
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Comparar precios. to compare the price and quality of the same item or service from different shops or companies before deciding which one to buy. (see also: look around).

I "shopped around" for my computer and ended up paying $200 less than David Papily. ---------------------- shop around.
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Comparar precios. to compare the price and quality of the same item or service from different shops or companies before deciding which one to buy. (see also: look around).

When Mike and Jane were students, they’d stay up all night "tossing around" new ideas about politics, the arts, and the meaning of life. ---------------------- toss something around/about.
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Discutir opciones e ideas. to discuss an idea or suggestion, without considering it in a serious way. (see also: kick around).

Ines said, we haven't decided on our next project yet - we're just "tossing some ideas around". ---------------------- toss something around/about.
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Discutir opciones e ideas. to discuss an idea or suggestion, without considering it in a serious way. (see also: kick around).

The company’s new president claims he’ll be able to "turn the company around" and make it profitable again within two years. -------------------------------------- turn around.
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Cambiar porcompleto. to change and become better or more successful.

Essy, you need to "turn your life around" before it's too late. ---------------------- turn around.
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Cambiar por completo. to change and become better or more successful.

Daniel said, my brother Failo has "turned his life around". --------------------------------------------- TURN AROUND.
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Cambiar porcompleto. to change and become better or more successful.

Doctors sometimes get behind schedule and their patients have to "wait around" for a long time before seeing them. ---------------------- wait around.
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Esperar por un buen rato, quedarse esperando por un buen rato. to stay in one place without doing anything while you are waiting for something to happen. (see also: hang around, sit around).

Martin said, I had to "wait around" for ages till someone could see me. ---------------------- wait around.
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Esperar por un buen rato, quedarse esperando por un buen rato. to stay in one place without doing anything while you are waiting for something to happen. (see also: hang around, sit around).

It took a lot of persuasion, but we finally "won George Barriga around" and he’s agreed to help us out. ---------------------- (win around/over) somebody.
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Convencer de. to persuade someone to support you or to agree to do something, often when they did not agree with you before. (see also: talk round, bring around).

The lawyer Peter Limps used charm and clever arguments to "win around" the jury. ---------------------- (win around/over) somebody.
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Convencer de. to persuade someone to support you or to agree to do something, often when they did not agree with you before. (see also: talk round, bring around).

I could hear Ceci "banging about/around" in the kitchen. ---------------------- bang about/around. (UK).
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Hacer ruido con algo. to move around a place, making a lot of noise.

Ines said, I could hear the kids "banging about/around" in the backyard. ---------------------- bang about/around. (UK).
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Hacer ruido con algo. to move around a place, making a lot of noise.

The new government in the US wants to "bring about" many changes in the way the country is run. ---------------------- (bring about) something.
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Causar, provocar. to make something happen. (see also: bring on (for sth bad only).

Jane said, we are hoping to "bring about" major changes in the way this company is organized. ---------------------- (bring about) something.
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Causar, provocar. to make something happen. (see also: bring on (for sth bad only).

Emy began to "fiddle around" doing crossword puzzles, but soon noticed his English was improving. ---------- fiddle around/about.
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Perder el tiempo, matar el tiempo. to spend your time doing things that are not important.

Mike and Rene spent hours just "fiddling around" when they should have been working. ---------- fiddle around/about.
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Perder el tiempo, matar el tiempo. to spend your time doing things that are not important.


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