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 for about
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  about
      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, about,
             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: about,
         around]
      3: in the area or vicinity; "a few spectators standing about";
         "hanging around"; "waited around for the next flight" [syn:
         about, around]
      4: 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)";
         "traveled around in Asia"; "he needs advice from someone
         who's been around"; "she sleeps around" [syn: about,
         around]
      5: in or to a reversed position or direction; "about face";
         "suddenly she turned around" [syn: about, around]
      6: in rotation or succession; "turn about is fair play"
      7: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite
         accomplished; all but; "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: about, almost, most, nearly, near,
         nigh, virtually, well-nigh]
      adj 1: on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir
             over the incident" [syn: about(p), astir(p)]

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