I.about [əˈbaʊt] ADJ
About is used after certain nouns, adjectives and verbs in English ( information about, a book about, curious about, worry about etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate entries ( information, book, curious, worry etc).
about often appears in British English as the second element of certain verb structures ( move about, rummage about, lie about etc.). For translations, consult the relevant verb entries ( move about, rummage about, lie about etc.). 1. about (expressing future intention): 2. about (rejecting course of action): 1. about (approximately): 3. about (in circulation): 4. about (in the vicinity): 5. about (indicating reverse position): 1. about (concerning, regarding): 2. about (in the nature of): 3. about (bound up with): 4. about (occupied with): 6. about (in invitations, suggestions): 7. about (when soliciting opinions): 9. about Brit (surrounding): I.worry [ ˈwʌri, Brit ˈwəri] Am SUBST II.worry [ ˈwʌri, Brit ˈwəri] Am VERB trans 1. worry (concern) fact, rumour: III.worry [ ˈwʌri, Brit ˈwəri] Am VERB intr (be anxious) IV.to worry oneself VERB refl V.worry [ ˈwʌri, Brit ˈwəri] Am I.wit [ wɪt, Brit wɪt] Am SUBST 1. wit (humour, sense of humour): IV.wit [ wɪt, Brit wɪt] Am turn about VERB [ təːn -, Brit tərn -] Am rummage about VERB [, ˈrʌmɪdʒ -, Brit ˈrəmɪdʒ -] Am rummage around VERB I.round [ raʊnd, Brit raʊnd] Am ADV
Round often appears after verbs in English ( change round, gather round, pass round). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( change round, gather round, pass around). For go round, get round see the entries go round, get round. 1. round Brit (on all sides): 2. round Brit (in circular movement): 3. round Brit (to specific place, home): 4. round Brit (in circumference): 5. round Brit (as part of cycle): II.round [ raʊnd, Brit raʊnd] Am PRÄP Brit 1. round (expressing location): 2. round (expressing direction): 3. round (on tour, visit): 1. round (approximately): IV.round [ raʊnd, Brit raʊnd] Am SUBST 2. round (in competition): 4. round RIDING (in event): 5. round POL (in election): 7. round MILIT (unit of ammunition): 8. round MILIT (shot fired): 10. round GASTR (of bread): 11. round (regular route): 12. round (circular shape): VI.round [ raʊnd, Brit raʊnd] Am ADJ 2. round (rounded, curved): VIII.round [ raʊnd, Brit raʊnd] Am VERB trans I.put about VERB [ pʊt -, Brit pʊt -] Am (put about) NAUT II.put about VERB [ pʊt -, Brit pʊt -] Am (put [ sth] about, put about [ sth]) I.move about VERB [, muːv -, Brit muv -] Am move around VERB (move about) 1. move about (to different position): 2. move about (to different home): II.move about VERB [, muːv -, Brit muv -] Am move around VERB (move [ sb/ sth] about) move about object, furniture: 2. milk round Brit : inf, fig lie about VERB [ lʌɪ -, Brit laɪ -] Am lie about → lie around I.just 2 [ dʒʌst, Brit dʒəst] Am SUBST II.just 2 [ dʒʌst, Brit dʒəst] Am ADJ III.just 2 [ dʒʌst, Brit dʒəst] Am I.just 1 [ dʒʌst, Brit dʒəst] Am ADV 8. just (exactly, precisely): 9. just (possibly, conceivably): 10. just (at this or that very moment): 11. just (positively, totally): 13. just (with imperatives): 15. just (for emphasis in responses): III.just now ADV (a short time ago) V.just 1 [ dʒʌst, Brit dʒəst] Am information [ ɪnfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n, Brit ˌɪnfərˈmeɪʃ(ə)n] Am SUBST U 1. information (facts, details): I.go round VERB [ ɡəʊ -, Brit ɡoʊ -] Am Brit (go round) 2. go round (call round): 5. go round (make detour): II.go round VERB [ ɡəʊ -, Brit ɡoʊ -] Am Brit (go round [ sth]) (visit) I.get round VERB Brit (get round) get round → get around II.get round VERB Brit (get round [ sth]) get round → get around III.get round VERB Brit (get round [ inf sb]) gather round VERB [ ˈɡaðə -, Brit ˈɡæðər -] Am (gather round) (gather round [ sth/ sb]) (gather [ sth] round oneself) curious [ ˈkjʊərɪəs, Brit ˈkjʊriəs] Am ADJ I.change round VERB [ tʃeɪn(d)ʒ -, Brit tʃeɪndʒ -] Am Brit (change [ sth/ sb] round, change round [ sth/ sb]) I.book [ bʊk, Brit bʊk] Am SUBST 1. book (reading matter): 2. book (division, part): 3. book FIN (for recording deposits, withdrawals): 4. book SCHOOL (exercise book): 5. book (of cheques, tickets, vouchers, stamps): 9. book (opera libretto): III.book [ bʊk, Brit bʊk] Am VERB trans 4. book Brit SPORT referee: IV.book [ bʊk, Brit bʊk] Am VERB intr V.book [ bʊk, Brit bʊk] Am about-face, about-turn SUBST Brit MILIT ferret about VERB [ ˈfɛrɪt -, Brit ˈfɛrət -] Am fall about VERB [ fɔːl -, Brit fɔl -] Am inf Brit I.bring about VERB [ brɪŋ -, Brit brɪŋ -] Am (bring about [ sth], bring [ sth] about) I.forget about VERB [ fəˈɡɛt -, Brit fərˈɡɛt -] Am (forget about [ sth/ sb]) (overlook) I.fumble about VERB [ ˈfʌmb(ə)l -, Brit ˈfəmbəl -] Am (fumble about) (in dark) come about VERB [ kʌm -, Brit kəm -] Am