revolve around

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of revolve 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.

Word by Word Definitions

revolve play
  1. : to turn over at length in the mind : ponder

  2. : to cause to go round in an orbit

  3. : rotate

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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