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Definition of "about" in Essential British English Dictionary

about

adverb   /əˈbaʊt/
A1 close to a particular number or time, although not exactly that number or time: It happened about two months ago.
UK to or in different parts of a place: She just leaves her clothes lying about.
be about to do something
to be going to do something very soon: I’m about to leave.
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