invite around

British and Australian English
This page is about the phrasal verb invite around.

Meaning: If you invite somebody around, you invite them to your home for a meal, or a party, or a game of cards, etc.

For example:

  • invite around I've invited Bob and Jenny around for dinner on Sunday night. Would you and Carol like to come as well?

  • invite around Why don't we invite some people around for lunch next week?

Note: "Invite round" has the same meaning and can be used in the same way.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

We've invited some friends around for lunch, so we'll

a. go to a restaurant together

b. cook food for our friends

c. cook friends for our food

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