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about

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1 on all sides or in every direction
  • people standing about waiting for a salesclerk to assist them
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2 toward the opposite direction
  • He turned about and saw the dog following him.
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3 very close to but not completely
  • I'm about finished.
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as good as, just about, pretty much, within an inch of

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4 close to but not exactly
  • It's about a mile to the nearest gas station.
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after a fashion, somewhere about, somewhere around

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5 in one place and another
  • His garage was a dirty, cluttered place with various tools and engine parts just lying about.
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1 having to do with
  • a poignant story about a young man who goes off to war
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in regard to, in respect to, in view of, with regard to, with respect to

2 close to
  • About the hedge there was a picket fence.
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next door to

3 in random positions within the boundaries of
  • sparrows hopping about the lawn near the bird feeder
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on



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