about preposition Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
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Meaning of “about” - Learner’s Dictionary

about

preposition
 
 
/əˈbaʊt/
SUBJECT A1 relating to a particular subject or person: a book about the Spanish Civil War What was she talking about?Regarding and concerningLinking and relating
DIRECTION ( also US around) B2 to or in different parts of a place, often without purpose or order: They were creeping about the garden. We heard someone moving about outside.General words for movement
what/how about ...? used to make a suggestion: How about France for a holiday?Suggestions and proposals B1 used to ask for someone's opinion on a particular subject: What about Ann - is she nice?Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
(Definition of about preposition from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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