prep.关于；大约；在 ... 周围
prep.关于；大约；在 ... 周围
1.(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
e.g. lasted approximately an hour
in justabout a minute
he'sabout 30 years old
I've hadabout all I can stand
we meetabout once a month
some forty people came
weighs around a hundred pounds
holds 3 gallons, more or less
20 or so people were at the party
Synonym: approximatelyclose tojust aboutsomeroughlymore or lessaroundor so
2.in the area or vicinity
e.g. a few spectators standingabout
waited around for the next flight
3.all around or on all sides
e.g. dirty clothes lying around (orabout)
let's lookabout for help
There were trees growing all around
she looked around her
4.in or to a reversed position or direction
e.g. about face
suddenly she turned around
5.used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction
e.g. wanderingabout with no place to go
people were rushingabout
news gets around (orabout)
traveled around in Asia
he needs advice from someone who's been around
she sleeps around
6.(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
e.g. the job is (just)about done
the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
we're almost finished
the car all but ran her down
he nearly fainted
talked for nigh onto 2 hours
the recording is well-nigh perfect
virtually all the parties signed the contract
I was near exhausted by the run
most everyone agrees
7.in rotation or succession
e.g. turnabout is fair play
You useabout to introduce who or what something relates to or concerns.
e.g. She came in for a coffee, and told meabout her friend Shona...
e.g. She knew a lotabout food...
When you mention the things that an activity or institution isabout, you are saying what it involves or what its aims are.
e.g. Leadership isabout the ability to implement change.
You useabout after some adjectives to indicate the person or thing that a feeling or state of mind relates to.
e.g. 'I'm sorryabout Patrick,' she said...
e.g. I feel so guilty and angryabout the whole issue.
If you do somethingabout a problem, you take action in order to solve it.
e.g. Rachel was going to do somethingabout Jacob...
e.g. He said he'd ask Nina for a divorce, but he never did anythingabout it.
When you say that there is a particular qualityabout someone or something, you mean that they have this quality.
e.g. There was a warmth and passionabout him I never knew existed...
e.g. I think there's something a little peculiarabout the results of your test.
About is used in front of a number to show that the number is not exact.
e.g. In my local health centre there'sabout forty parking spaces...
e.g. The rate of inflation is running atabout 2.7 percent.
If someone or something movesabout, they keep moving in different directions.
e.g. Everyone was runningabout.
If you put somethingabout a person or thing, you put it around them.
e.g. Helen threw her armsabout him...
e.g. She was elegantly dressed with a double strand of pearlsabout her neck.
If someone or something isabout, they are present or available.
e.g. There's lots of moneyabout these days for schemes like this.
If you areabout to do something, you are going to do it very soon. If something isabout to happen, it will happen very soon.
e.g. I think he'sabout to leave...
e.g. Argentina has lifted all restrictions on trade and visas areabout to be abolished...
11. howabout -> see how
whatabout -> see what
justabout -> see just
If someone isout and about, they are going out and doing things, especially after they have been unable to for a while.
e.g. Despite considerable pain she has been getting out andabout almost as normal...
e.g. The regulations were relaxed and the prisoners could get out andabout a bit.
If someone isout and about, they are going to a lot of different places, often as part of their job.
e.g. They often saw me out andabout.
1. 有关：LCG出品的各系列软件已经逐步都开始支持多语言包含中文显示、 通用的做法是, 进入软件的有关(about)输入800、这时返回, 软件已经支持显示中文了. (程序语言可能依然是英文版的并不包含中文)新兵9527 N-Gage MSN测试. 见截图.
2. dealing with prep：20. monster. n.怪物, 妖怪 | 21. dealing with prep.有, 以, 用, 同...,由于, 和...一致, 赞成,About, 就 | 22. tales n.[律]候补陪审员召集令
3. about：11. to the time of .直到...为止 | 12.about 大约;到处,About;在 | 13. above 在...上面,上面的
4. tITeof adv：tITapy n.医治 | tITeof adv.在其中,About...,将它, 它的 | threshold n.开端, 开端, 极限
A：Don’t (worry/ be concerned)about the security deposit.
A：I’ll talk to your (father/ mother/ teacher)about it.
A：I’m sorryabout that.
A mead Bordered about with warbling water brooks.出自：W. Owen
Be wary, look about.出自：Romeo Juliet,Shakespeare
Hyun doesn't know anythingabout basketball.
What did the writer thinkabout the news?
You missed the announcementabout the music festival.
In China, each year we produceabout 150 million tons of city waste according to a report.
根据一份报告，在中国我们每年产生约 1.5 亿吨城市垃圾。
The fire brought damage (损害) to the areaabout 350 years ago.
大约 350 年前，这场火灾给该地区带来了损害。
First, came the invention of writing, probablyabout 5500 year ago.
首先，书写的发明可能在大约在 5500 年前。
Just as important as being honestabout yourself is being receptive to others.
In your email you should include time, place and other relevant informationabout the ceremony.
Many of us are weighed down by the past or anxiousabout the future.
Write a notice inabout 100 words.
About half of U.S. jobs are at high risk of being automated, with the middle class disproportionately squeezed.
The number of social-science students worldwide has swollen byabout 11% every year since 2000.
The Times shouldn't waste time getting out of the print business, but only if they goabout doing it the right way.
1. There were few peopleabout.
2. The news is goingabout.
1. Few people wereabout in the street.
1. It'sabout ten o'clock.
2. It happenedabout 5 o'clock in the morning.