revolve around

phrasal verb

revolved around; revolving around; revolves around
1
: to move around (something) in a path that is similar to a circle
The planets revolve around the sun.
2
: to have (someone or something) as a main subject or interest
The discussion revolved around the question of repairing the roads.
His life revolves around playing basketball.
He thinks the world revolves around him.

Examples of revolve around in a Sentence

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“Revolve around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revolve%20around. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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