about

1. preposition
(on the subject of: We talked about our plans; What's the book about?) o
2. preposition, adverb
1) ((sometimes round about) near (in place, time, size etc): about five miles away; (round) about six o'clock; just about big enough.) okrog
2) (in different directions; here and there: The children ran about (the garden).) naokrog
3) (in or on some part (of a place etc): You'll find him somewhere about (the office).) nekje blizu
4) (around or surrounding: She wore a coat about her shoulders; He lay with his clothes scattered about.) okrog, naokrog
3. adverb
((in military commands etc) in the opposite direction: About turn!) obrat, krog
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I [əbáut]
adverb
naokoli, naokrog, nekje v bližini; približno
all about — povsod
about and about — sem ter tja, tu pa tam; American zelo podobno, enako
to be about — biti razširjen, prisostvovati; biti v teku; biti pokonci; biti zdrav
to be about to do s.th. — pravkar nameravati kaj storiti
to bring about — povzročiti, uresničiti, dokazati
to come about — pripetiti, zgoditi se
military American about face — poln obrat, na desno!
to hang about — potepati se v bližini
military left about! — na levo!
a long way about — velik ovinek
much about — več ali manj
military right about! — na desno!
colloquially about right — še kar prav
rumours are about — govori se, širijo se govorice
to send to the right about — zapoditi, ošteti koga
to set about to do s.th. — lotiti se česa, začeti kaj
military about turn — poln obrat; na levo; American na desno
what are you about? — kaj počneš?, kaj nameravaš?
mind what you are about — pazi se
II [əbáut]
preposition
okoli, okrog, o, pri
to beat about the bush — ne priti z besedo na dan
go about your business! — skrbi za svoje stvari!
to go the wrong way about s.th. — lotiti se stvari z napačnega konca
she is about the house — je nekje v hiši
to have no money about one — ne imeti pri sebi denarja
I looked round about me — pogledal sem naokrog
I'll see about it — poskrbel bom za to
it's about time — čas je že
be quick about it! — podvizaj se!, pohiti!
what about it? — kaj bi bilo s tem?
to have one's wits about one — jasno misliti
III [əbáut]
transitive verb
nautical spremeniti smer ladje

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