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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycentre around
he/she/itcentres around
present participlecentring around
past tensecentred around
past participlecentred around

or centre round

or centre on

or centre upon

  1. 2
    centre around something if something centres around a place, or if you centre something around it, it happens mainly there

    The celebrations will all centre around the church.

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