Engelsk ordbog

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Engelsk tillægsord: about

1. about on the move

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningUp and about.
The whole town was astir over the incident.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)astir

Termer med lignende betydningactive

Termer med modsat betydning (antonymer)inactive

Engelsk biord: about

1. about (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningLasted approximately an hour.
In just about a minute.
He's about 30 years old.
I've had about all I can stand.
We meet about once a month.
Some forty people came.
Weighs around a hundred pounds.
Roughly $3,000.
Holds 3 gallons, more or less.
20 or so people were at the party.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)approximately, around, close to, just about, more or less, or so, roughly, some

2. about all around or on all sides

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningDirty clothes lying around (or about).
Let's look about for help.
There were trees growing all around.
She looked around her.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)around

3. about in the area or vicinity

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA few spectators standing about.
Hanging around.
Waited around for the next flight.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)around

4. about used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWandering about with no place to go.
People were rushing about.
News gets around (or about).
Traveled around in Asia.
He needs advice from someone who's been around.
She sleeps around.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)around

5. about in or to a reversed position or direction

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAbout face.
Suddenly she turned around.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)around

6. about in rotation or succession

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTurn about is fair play.

7. about (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)almost, most, near, nearly, nigh, virtually, well-nigh

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