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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
he/she/itcenters around
present participlecentering around
past tensecentered around
past participlecentered around

or center on

or center upon

  1. 1
    if something centers around a person or thing, or is centered around them, they are its main subject of attention or interest

    The talk centered around trade relations with China.

  2. 2
    if something centers around a place, it happens mainly there

    The celebrations will center around the church.

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