Term:about

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OVERVIEW OF ADJECTIVE ABOUT

1) about, astir: on the move; “up and about”; “the whole town was astir over the incident”

OVERVIEW OF ADVERB ABOUT

1) approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; “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

2) about, around: all around or on all sides; “dirty clothes lying around (or about)”; “let’s look about for help”; “There were trees growing all around”; “she looked around her”

3) about, around: in the area or vicinity; “a few spectators standing about”; “hanging around”; “waited around for the next flight”

4) about, around: to or among many different places or in no particular direction; “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

5) about, around: in or to a reversed position or direction; “about face”; “suddenly she turned around

6) about: in rotation or succession; “turn about is fair play

7) about, just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; “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”


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