aboutprepositionuk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbaʊt/
about preposition (CONNECTED WITH)
- He is always talking about how clever his children are.
- I wish you'd stop making jokes about my friends.
- Lots of people have complained about the noise.
- The film was about creatures from outer space.
- I was very nervous about driving again after the accident.
- Stop jumping about, Billy, and just stand still for a moment!
about preposition (NO ORDER)
about preposition (POSITION)
aboutadverbuk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbaʊt/
about adverb (APPROXIMATELY)
- The town is about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
- Fry the onion and garlic for about two minutes.
- The average temperature worldwide has risen by about one degree Fahrenheit in the past 100 years.
- "We'll be at your house at about nine o'clock, okay?"
- We sent out the wedding invitations about three weeks ago.
about adverb (ALMOST)
about adverb (ALL DIRECTIONS)
about adverb (NO ORDER)
about adverb (PLACE)
aboutadjectiveuk /əˈbaʊt/ us /əˈbaʊt/
about adjective (INTENDING)
- (just) around the corner idiom
- at hand idiom
- be on the point of (doing) sth idiom
- be ready to roll idiom
- come up
- in the air idiom
- in the pipeline idiom
- make to do sth idiom
- teeter on the brink/edge of sth idiom
- wait in the wings idiom