revolve around

revolve around
verb
1. center upon (Freq. 2)
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Her entire attention centered on her children

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Our day revolved around our work

Derivationally related forms: ↑center (for: ↑center), ↑centering (for: ↑center)
Hypernyms:
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Something is ——ing PP

(for: ↑center)
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Somebody ——s PP

(for: ↑center)
2. move around in a circular motion
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The Earth revolves around the Sun

Syn: ↑circle around, ↑circle round
Hypernyms: ↑circle
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

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revolve around [phrasal verb]
1 revolve around (something) : to move around (something) in a path that is similar to a circle

The planets revolve around the sun.

2 revolve around (someone or something) : to have (someone or something) as a main subject or interest

The discussion revolved around the question of how much money should be given to each department.

Her world revolves around her work/son. [=her work/son is extremely important to her]

His life revolves around playing basketball. [=he plays basketball a lot]

He thinks the world revolves around him. [=he thinks that he is the most important person in the world]

The world does not revolve around you. [=you are not the most important person in the world]

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Main Entry:revolve

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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