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English definition of “about”

about

adverb (ALL DIRECTIONS)    /əˈbaʊt/ mainly UK (US usually around)
B2 in many different directions : They heard someone moving about outside . I've been running about all morning trying to find you.General location and orientation
(Definition of about adverb (ALL DIRECTIONS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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