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1 about

On the move:
— Up and about.

synoniem: astir.



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1 about

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.

synoniemen: approximately, around, close to, just about, more or less, or so, roughly, some.

Roget 197: near, nigh; hard by, fast by; close to, close upon; hard upon; at the point of; next door to; within reach, within call, within hearing, within earshot; within an ace of; ... meer laten zien

Roget 227: around, about; without; on every side; on all sides; right and left, all round, round about.   

Roget 9: relatively etc. adj.; pertinently etc. 23.    thereof; as to, as for, as respects, as regards; about; concerning ... meer laten zien

2 about

All around or on all sides:
— Dirty clothes lying around (or about).
— Let's look about for help.

synoniem: around.

3 about

In the area or vicinity:
— A few spectators standing about.

synoniem: around.

4 about

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 around (or about).

synoniem: around.

5 about

In or to a reversed position or direction:
— About face.

synoniem: around.

6 about

In rotation or succession.

7 about

of actions or states Slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but:
— The job is (just) about done.

synoniemen: almost, most, near, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh.

Roget 32: to a small extent [in a small degree], on a small scale; a little bit, a wee bit; slightly etc. adj.; imperceptibly; miserably, wretchedly; insufficiently etc. ... meer laten zien


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: again, aimlessly, all but, all over, all round, almost, along toward, alongside, anent, any which way, anyhow, anywise, approximately, apropos, apropos of, around, as for, as regards, as respects, as to ... meer laten zien.

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