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English definition of “about”

about

preposition (CONNECTED WITH)    /əˈbaʊt/
A1 on the subject of, or connected with: What's that book about? a film about the Spanish Civil War We were talking/laughing about Sophie. He's always (going) on about what a great job he's got. I'm worried about David. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. I wish you'd do something about (= take action to solve the problem of) your bedroom - it's a real mess.UK informal Could you make me a coffee too while you're about it (= while you are making one for yourself)? What didn't you like about the play? There's something about (= in the character of) her attitude that worries me. There's something special about him (= in his character). "Is that your car?" "Yes, what about it?" (= Why are you asking me?)Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
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