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concerning or relating to a particular subject
a book about politics
She said something about leaving town.
He lied about his age.
About that car of yours. How much are you selling it for?
What's he on about
Tommy, doctor. He's been sick again.
Naturally, my mother wanted to know
all the details relating to it
used to show why someone is angry, happy, upset etc
I'm really worried about Jack.
She's upset about missing the party.
in many different directions within a particular place, or in different parts of a place
We spent the whole afternoon walking about town.
Books were scattered about the room.
in the nature or character of a person or thing
the job is that it's never boring.
what/how about somebody/something
used to ask a question that directs attention to another person or thing
What about Jack? We can't just leave him here.
I'm feeling hungry. How about you?
used to make a suggestion
How about a salad for lunch?
do something about something
to do something to solve a problem or stop a bad situation
If we don't do something about it, the problem is going to get worse.
What can be done about the rising levels of pollution?
if an organization, a job, an activity etc is about something, that is its basic purpose
getting your team to co-operate.
while you're about it
used to tell someone to do something while they are doing something else because it would be easier to do both things at the same time
Go and see what's the matter, and while you're about it you can fetch me my sweater.
what was all that about?
used to ask the reason for something that has just happened, especially someone's angry behaviour
surrounding a person or thing
Jo sensed fear and jealousy all about her.
➔ be quick about it
; ➔ go about your business
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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