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about as in on the move
  • "up and about"
  • "the whole town was astir over the incident"

Synonyms

  • about(p)
  • astir(p)
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about as in (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 (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • close to (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • just about (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • some (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; (quantifier) used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; relatively many but unspecified in number; remarkable
  • roughly (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); with rough motion as over a rough surface
  • more or less (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; to a small degree or extent
  • around in the area or vicinity; by a circular or circuitous route; used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; in a circle or circular motion; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; in or to a reversed position or direction; to a particular destination either specified or understood; all around or on all sides; in circumference; from beginning to end
  • or so (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
about as in 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 in the area or vicinity; by a circular or circuitous route; used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; in a circle or circular motion; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; in or to a reversed position or direction; to a particular destination either specified or understood; all around or on all sides; in circumference; from beginning to end
about as in in the area or vicinity
  • "a few spectators standing about"
  • "hanging around"
  • "waited around for the next flight"

Synonyms

  • around in the area or vicinity; by a circular or circuitous route; used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; in a circle or circular motion; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; in or to a reversed position or direction; to a particular destination either specified or understood; all around or on all sides; in circumference; from beginning to end
about as in 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"

Synonyms

  • around in the area or vicinity; by a circular or circuitous route; used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; in a circle or circular motion; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; in or to a reversed position or direction; to a particular destination either specified or understood; all around or on all sides; in circumference; from beginning to end
about as in in or to a reversed position or direction
  • "about face"
  • "suddenly she turned around"

Synonyms

  • around in the area or vicinity; by a circular or circuitous route; used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction; in a circle or circular motion; (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; in or to a reversed position or direction; to a particular destination either specified or understood; all around or on all sides; in circumference; from beginning to end
about as in in rotation or succession
  • "turn about is fair play"
about as in (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"

Synonyms

  • almost (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
  • most (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number; the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; used to form the superlative; very; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
  • nearly (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; in a close manner
  • near move towards; near in time or place or relationship; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; being on the left side; closely resembling the genuine article; giving or spending with reluctance; with or in a close or intimate relationship; very close in resemblance
  • nigh not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; being on the left side; near in time or place or relationship; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
  • virtually in essence or effect but not in fact; (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
  • well-nigh (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished

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