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English definition of “about”


adjective [+ to infinitive; not gradable] (INTENDING)   /əˈbɑʊt/
almost ready to do something, or intending to do something soon : He looked as if he was about to burst into tears . I’m not about to apologize to him.
(Definition of about adjective (INTENDING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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