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Definition:

  1. [adverb] (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"
    Synonyms: approximately, close to, just some, roughly, more or less, around, or so

  2. [adverb] 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"
    Synonyms: around

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

  4. [adverb] 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"
    Synonyms: around

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

  6. [adverb] in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play"

  7. [adverb] (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"
    Synonyms: just almost, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh

  8. [adjective] on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident"
    Synonyms: astir

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