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Adverb: about  u'bawt
  1. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    "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";
    - approximately, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so, loosely
  2. All around or on all sides
    "dirty clothes lying about"; "let's look about for help";
    - around
  3. In the area or vicinity
    "a few spectators standing about";
    - around
  4. Used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
    "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets about";
    - around
  5. In or to a reversed position or direction
    "about face";
    - around
  6. In rotation or succession
    "turn about is fair play"
  7. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    "the job is (just) about done";
    - almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh, all but
Preposition: about  u'bawt
  1. On the topic of
    "a book about physics";
    - on
  2. With regard or relation to; on the subject of
    "I have a query about your previous reply"; "think about it";
    - regarding, concerning, respecting, re, apropos, as regards, with regard to, as for, as to, in connection with
Adjective: about  u'bawt
  1. On the move
    "up and about";
    - astir

See also: active

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