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a-bout |əˈbout| preposition.

1. on the subject of; concerning: I was thinking about you. you asked about the poet.

2. used to indicate movement within a particular area: she travels around the world but looks about the room.

3. used to express location in a particular place: books strewn about the hall. she produced a poem from somewhere about her person.

 

 

adverb.

1. used to indicate movement in an area: thoughts were floundering about in her head.

2. used to express location in a particular place: there was a lot of paper about. a writer about in the city.

3. (used with a number or quantity) approximately: she has about fifteen notebooks. her pens have been reduced by about 50% since her friends started to steal them.

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