about

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about is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
able - about - absolute
about is part of the Basic English 850.

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Preposition
about

  1. Around, near.
    He walked about the place, looking everywhere.
  2. (numbers) Close to; approximately; near; like.
    He was about thirteen years old.
  3. Having to do with, concerning, regarding.
    I will talk about dogs.

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