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1. of; concerning; in regard to: instructions about the work; a book about the Civil War.

2. connected or associated with: There was an air of mystery about him.

3. near; close to: a man about my height; about six o'clock.

4. in or somewhere near: He is about the house.

5. on every side of; around: the railing about the excavation.

6. on or near (one's person): They lost all they had about them.

7. so as to be of use to: Keep your wits about you.

8. on the verge or point of (usually followed by an infinitive): about to leave.

9. here or there; in or on: to wander about the old castle. 10. concerned with; engaged in doing: Tell me what it's about. Bring me the other book while you're about it. adverb 1

1. near in time, number, degree, etc.; approximately: It's about five miles from here. 1

2. nearly; almost: Dinner is about ready. 1

3. nearby; not far off: He is somewhere about. 1

4. on every side; in every direction; around: Look about and see if you can find it. 1

5. halfway around; in the opposite direction: to turn a car about. 1

6. from one place to another; in this place or that: to move furniture about; important papers strewn about. 1

7. in rotation or succession; alternately: Turn about is fair play. 1

8. in circumference: a wheel two inches about. 1

9. Nautical. onto a new tack. onto a new course. adjective 20. moving around; astir: He was up and about while the rest of us still slept. 2

1. in existence; current; prevalent: Chicken pox is about.


"people can tell people about s."
"people can tell people about people."
"people can do nothings about s."
"people can know nothings about s."
"people can know alls about s."
"people can know alls about people."
"people can ask people about s."
"people can tell people about people/places/organizations."
"people can forget alls about s."
"people can think things about s."
"people can know nothings about people."
"people can feel things about s."
"people can feel things about things."
"people can ask people about people."
"people can forget alls about people."
"people can tell people about things."
"people can think mores about s."
"people can know things about s."
"people can say things about s."
"people can say things about things."
"There can be policy turnabouts."
"There can be campaign walkabouts."
"There can be surprise about-faces."
"There can be land thereaboutses."
"There can be land hereaboutses."
"There can be attraction hereaboutses."
"There can be work turn-abouts."
"There can be work hereaboutses."
"There can be witch hereaboutses."
"There can be whereabouts unknowns."
"There can be weeding roundaboutses."
"There can be water hereaboutses."
"There can be wasteland thereaboutses."
"There can be walkabout portrayses."
"There can be wait hereaboutses."
"There can be tweed thereaboutses."
"There can be turnabout finishes."
"There can be truthabout misappropriations."
"There can be trueabout theerslaveses."
"There can be traffic roundaboutses."

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