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about (>Vietnamese)

adj : on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident" [syn: about(p), astir(p)]

adv

1: (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "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"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party" [syn: approximately, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so]

2: all around or on all sides; "dirty clothes lying around (or about)"; "let's look about for help"; "There were trees growing all around"; "she looked around her" [syn: around]

3: in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about"; "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight" [syn: around]

4: to or among many different places or in no particular direction; "wandering about with no place to go"; "people were rushing about"; "news gets around (or about)"; "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone who's been around"; "she sleeps around" [syn: around]

5: in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face"; "brought the ship about"; "suddenly she turned around" [syn: around]

6: in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play"

7: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees" [syn: just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh]

Adjacent words: abought | abought | aboulia | aboulic | abound | abound in | abounding | about | about turn | about-face | about-shipped | about-shipping | above | above all | aboveboard | aboveground

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