Definition Of about


(used with a number or quantity) approximately.

reduced by about 5 percent

on the subject of; concerning.

I was thinking about you

used to express location in a particular place.

there was a lot of flu about

used to indicate movement in an area.

men were floundering about

used to indicate movement within a particular area.

she looked about the room

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Example Of about

  • 'Can I speak to you?' 'What about?'

  • A small space was fenced off so that the lion could move about , unhindered.

  • an article about yellow fever

  • be careful what you're about!

  • But what caused the cancer in the first place, and what can we do about it?

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