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 History of this Word

"about" is from "abutan" (round) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is preposition

"about" is a type of small common word

"about" is a part of the expression: bring about, cast about, come about, go about, how about, just about, knock about, mill about, see about, set about, stick about, up and about

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Meaning 12

Definition

Indicates doing or occupied with. Can apply to various activities.

Examples of how the word is used

about illustration She was about her work.