English version

centre around/round something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcentre around/round something (also be centred around/round something British English) phrasal verbIMPORTANTif your thoughts, activities etc centre around something or are centred around it, it is the main thing that you are concerned with or interested in In the 16th century, village life centred around religion. centre→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
centre around/round Every splinter group of liberalism was to centre round a café table.Such growth, he reckons, will centre around local government, although the private sector is also showing some interest.This small area was centred around Oviedo on the northern coast.Everything centred around St Leonard's.Our prayers will centre around the privilege, and the responsibility.Learning should be centred around the total care of a group of patients.The main dissension in these books centres around two main questions.In modern times interest has centred around what it is about the owl that makes it the target for this hostile treatment.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
centre (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycentre (BrE)
he, she, itcentres (BrE)
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycentred (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave centred
he, she, ithas centred
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad centred
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill centre
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have centred
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam centring
he, she, itis centring
> View More
you, we, theyare centring
Past
I, he, she, itwas centring
you, we, theywere centring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been centring
he, she, ithas been centring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been centring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be centring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been centring
> View Less