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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
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. 1
    if something centres around someone or something, or if you centre something around them, they are its main subject of attention or interest

    The debate centred around the issue of finance.

  2. 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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