Here are some phrasal verbs with ‘around’ that may come handy any time:
WALK AROUND – to walk without a particular goal.
Ex: We were walking around for hours.
GO AROUND – to behave in a certain way.
Ex: He’s going around and calling people names.
BE AROUND – to be present.
Ex: If you want to talk to me, I’ll be around.
GET AROUND – to travel to a lot of places.
Ex: He’s visited three countries this year. He’s getting around!
ASK AROUND – to seek information from many different people.
Ex: He was asking around if someone had seen his dog.
BOSS AROUND – to tell someone what to do.
Ex: He’s been bossing around all morning.
FOOL AROUND – to behave in a silly and dangerous way.
Ex: One shouldn’t fool around with fire.
MONKEY AROUND – to behave in a silly and annoying way.
Ex: Don’t monkey around with my computer!
MESS AROUND – to do unimportant things, waste time.
Ex: You should stop messing around and do your homework.
LOOK AROUND – to visit a place and look at things at it.
Ex: We looked around the gallery.
RUN AROUND – to be very busy.
Ex: I’m so tired; I’ve been running around all morning.
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