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about preposition
1. around; on the subject of; concerning
  • "I was thinking about you"
about adverb
1. all around or on all sides
Related: around
  • "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"
  • "let's look about for help"
  • "There were trees growing all around"
  • "she looked around her"
2. in the area or vicinity
Related: around
  • "a few spectators standing about"
  • "hanging around"
  • "waited around for the next flight"
3. used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
Related: around
  • "wandering about with no place to go"
  • "people were rushing about"
  • "news gets around (or about)"
  • "traveled around in Asia"
  • "he needs advice from someone who's been around"
  • "she sleeps around"
4. in or to a reversed position or direction
Related: around
  • "about face"
  • "suddenly she turned around"
5. in rotation or succession
  • "turn about is fair play"
6. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
Related: almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh
  • "the job is (just) about done"
  • "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"
  • "we're almost finished"
  • "the car all but ran her down"
  • "he nearly fainted"
  • "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"
  • "the recording is well-nigh perfect"
  • "virtually all the parties signed the contract"
  • "I was near exhausted by the run"
  • "most everyone agrees"
approximately adverb
1. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
Related: about, close_to, just_about, some, roughly, more_or_less, around, or_so
  • "lasted approximately an hour"
  • "in just about a minute"
  • "he's about 30 years old"
  • "I've had about all I can stand"
  • "we meet about once a month"
  • "some forty people came"
  • "weighs around a hundred pounds"
  • "roughly $3,000"
  • "holds 3 gallons, more or less"
  • "20 or so people were at the party"
about(p) adjective
1. on the move
Related: astir
  • "up and about"
  • "the whole town was astir over the incident"
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