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on the subject of; concerning.
I was thinking about you”
synonyms: regarding, concerning, with reference to, referring to, with regard to, with respect to, respecting, relating to, on, touching on, dealing with, relevant to, connected with, in connection with, on the subject of, in the matter of, apropos, re

a book about needlecraft”
  • so as to affect.
    “there’s nothing we can do about it”
  1. 2.
    used to indicate movement within a particular area.
    “she looked about the room”
    synonyms: around, round, throughout, over, through, on every side of

    “two hundred people were milling about the room”
  2. 3.
    used to express location in a particular place.
    “rugs strewn about the hall”
    synonyms: around, in circulation, in existence, current, going on, prevailing, prevalent, happening, in the air, abroad

    “there’s a lot of gossip about”
    • used to describe a quality apparent in a person.
      “there was a look about her that said everything”
adverb: about
  1. 1.
    used to indicate movement in an area.
    “men were floundering about”
    synonyms: around, here and there, to and fro, back and forth, from place to place, hither and thither, in all directions

    “there were babies crawling about in the grass”
  2. 2.
    used to express location in a particular place.
    “there was a lot of flu about”
    synonyms: near, nearby, around, hereabouts, not far (off/away), close by, in the vicinity, in the neighborhood

    I knew he was somewhere about”