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    #1

    Usage of walk around

    1) I walked around the house.

    Can someone please tell me if it means inside or outside the house? And what about in the following cases?

    2) I walked around the room.
    3) I walked around the restaurant.


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    #2

    Re: Usage of walk around

    1. It could be either, and should be clarified by contextual clues.

    2. It means walking around inside the room. Walking around the outside would require a continuous hallway encircling the room, which is not very common.
    3. As with number 1, it could have either meaning and would be clarified by context:
    He walked around the restaurant, greeting the customers and shaking hands. (inside)
    He walked around the restaurant to the back lot where his car was parked. (outside)


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    #3

    Re: Usage of walk around

    around
    in or to many places in an area: They walked around the town looking for a place to eat.


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    #4

    Re: Usage of walk around

    around

    a : on all sides of (something or someone)
    ▪ a house with trees (all) around [=(chiefly Brit) round] it
    ▪ The people were seated around the table.
    ▪ A crowd gathered around him.

    b : so as to circle or surround (something or someone)
    ▪ He tied the rope around his waist.
    ▪ They wrapped the blanket around [=about] her.
    : moving so as to circle (something or someone)
    ▪ The Earth revolves/goes/moves around [=(chiefly Brit) round] the Sun.
    ▪ We went all around the lake enjoying the different views.
    ▪ They sailed around the world.

    c : over or in different parts of (a place)
    ▪ He traveled (all) around [=(chiefly Brit) round] the country.
    ▪ He's a well-known figure around the town.
    ▪ We drove all around the town looking for him.
    ▪ This is a very interesting town: let me show you around it.
    ▪ We took a tour around New England.
    ▪ You can find lots of good restaurants around here.
    ▪ I help her out sometimes around the house.

    d : on or to another side of (something)
    ▪ We were surprised by what we saw when we walked around the corner. ▪ There's another door around the back of the house.

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    #5

    Re: Usage of walk around

    Thanks a lot, nonsense and Daruma!

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