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almost
approximately
around
concerning
nearly
• on the point of
upon

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about
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knockabout
layabout
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roundabout
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runabout
turnabout
walkabout

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about-face
man about town
woman about town

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词组、短语、俚语及习惯用语
• about East
[口]正确的(方向),对的。
• about and about
[美,罕]差不多,大致相同,很相似。
• about face
<美>向后转(指操练动作),(立场,观点的)彻底改变。
• about right
合适地。


a.bout

about的音标和读音:
DJ音标发音: [əˈbaut]
KK音标发音: [əˈbaʊt]

about的词性:
adv.Abbr. a, ab, abt(副词)缩写 aababt

1. Approximately; nearly:
相近;将近:

用法与例句:

The interview lasted about an hour.
面试延续了近一个小时

2. Almost:
差不多,几乎:

用法与例句:

The job is about done.
工作差不多要完成了

3. To a reversed position or direction:
沿反方向:到一相反的位置或方向:

用法与例句:

Turn about and walk away slowly.
转过身慢慢地走开

4. In no particular direction:
到处,各处:没有确定方向地:

用法与例句:

wandering about with no place to go.
四处漂泊,无处可去

5. All around; on every side:
四周;各个方向:

用法与例句:

Let's look about for help.
让我们四处寻求帮助

6. In the area or vicinity; near:
在近处,附近:在一地区或附近;近旁:

用法与例句:

spoke to a few spectators standing about.
和站在附近的围观者交谈

7. In succession; one after another:
连续;接二连三:

用法与例句:

Turn about is fair play.
按顺序来是公平的

about的词性:
prep.(介词)

8. On all sides of; surrounding:
在…四周;环绕:

用法与例句:

I found an English garden all about me.
在我四周环绕着一个英式花园

9. In the vicinity of; around:
在…附近;靠近:

用法与例句:

explored the rivers and streams about the estate.
探究地产周围的河流和小溪

10. Almost the same as; close to; near.
差不多一样;相近;接近

11. In reference to; relating to; concerned with:
关于:关于…;关系到;相关:

用法与例句:

a book about snakes; objectivity—a part of what biography is about.
一本关于蛇的书;客观--是传记所力求的一部分

12. In the act or process of:
行动中,进程中:在…行动或进程中:

用法与例句:

While you're about it, please clean your room.
趁你正在清理,请打扫一下你的房间

13. In the possession or innate character of:
身上,性格中:在…身上或性格中:

用法与例句:

Keep your wits about you.
你要长点心眼

14. Ready or prepared to do something:
准备做,预备做:准备或预备做某事:

用法与例句:

The chorus is about to sing.
合唱团就要开始唱了

15. Usage Problem Used with a negative to indicate strong intention:
【用法疑难】 根本就:和否定式连用表示很强的意向:

用法与例句:

I am not about to concede the point.
我一点也不认同这个观点

about的词性:
adj.(形容词)

16. Moving here and there; astir:
四处活动的;运动的:

用法与例句:

The patient is up and about.
病人已能活动

17. Being in evidence or existence:
显著的,存在的:

用法与例句:

Rumors are about concerning his resignation.
谣传说他要辞职

about的词源:

18. Middle English
中古英语

19. from Old English onb?tan
源自 古英语 onb?tan

20. on [in] * see on
on [在…里面] *参见 on

21. b?tan [outside] * see ud-
b?tan [在…外面] *参见 ud-

about的用法:

22. The construction not about to is often used to express determination:
该结构not about to 常用来表示决定:

用法与例句:

We are not about to negotiate with terrorists.
我们是不会和恐怖分子谈判的。

23. A majority of the Usage Panel considers this usage acceptable in speech but not in formal writing. · About is traditionally used to refer to the relation between a narrative and its subject:
用法小组大部分人员都认为在口语中可这样用,但在正式书面语中却不行。About 传统上用来指一叙事与其主题的关系:

用法与例句:

a book about Cézanne,
一本关于塞尚的书;

用法与例句:

a movie about the Boston Massacre.
一部关于波士顿大屠杀的电影。

24. This use has lately been extended to refer to the relation between various nonlinguistic entities and the things they make manifest, as in The party was mostly about showing off their new offices or His designs are about the use of rough-textured materials. This practice probably originates with the expression That's what it's all about and may partly reflect implicit deference to the postmodern doctrine that every social artifact and activity can be regarded as a text subject to interpretation. But the usage is still too voguish to have won general acceptance; it is rejected by 59 percent of the Usage Panel in the example
这种用法现已被扩展到表示各种非语言作品和它所表现的事物之间的关系,比如在该政党大肆吹嘘他们的新官员他的设计使用天然质地的原材料。 这种用法可能是源自这就是全部情况 的表示法,也许部分地反应了一种内在的区别:以后现代主义的观点来看,每一社会产物或活动都可视为需解释的一种主题。 但这种用法流行期太短暂而没有得到普遍的认可;百分之五十九的用法小组人员都认为下面的例子是不正确的:

用法与例句:

A designer teapot isn't about making tea;
一个茶壶设计师不关心茶的制作;

用法与例句:

it is about letting people know that you have a hundred dollars to spend on a teapot.
让人们知道你可花一百美元买一只茶壶