English version

change something ↔ around

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchange something ↔ around phrasal verbMOVE something OR somebodyto move things into different positions When we’d changed the furniture around, the room looked bigger. change→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
change aroundBut quality teas, the best grade, have hardly changed at around 200p a kilogramme.She's starting to do the decorating herself, changing it all around.You will probably need to change the layout around as the artwork evolves.I want you to change it around, Earl.Otherwise you never change. Around midnight, the phone rang.It was such an unlikely double that Olympic officials had to be convinced to change the schedules around to accommodate the quest.Change swirls around us as we move into the coming century, the next millennium.It is tempting to underestimate the scale and radical nature of changes occurring around us, socially or geographically.
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Verb table
change
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychange
he, she, itchanges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychanged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave changed
he, she, ithas changed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad changed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill change
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have changed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam changing
he, she, itis changing
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you, we, theyare changing
Past
I, he, she, itwas changing
you, we, theywere changing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been changing
he, she, ithas been changing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been changing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be changing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been changing
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