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Around; all round; on every side of. In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on. Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout. Near; not far from; - determining approximately time, size, quantity. In reference to time, denoting a proximate closeness and anticipation of present and not future action. In concern with; engaged in; intent on. Before a verbal noun or an infinitive: On the point or verge of; going; in act of. Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching. On all sides; around. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across. Here and there; around; in one place and another. 


Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; - also of quantity, number, time. To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about. To bring about, to cause to take place; to accomplish. 


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