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about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (quantity: approximately)em torno de, cerca de loc prep
 There were about fifteen people in our tour group.
 Havia em torno de quinze pessoas no nosso grupo de viagem.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: close to, more or less)por volta de, perto de loc prep
 I heard a crash at about ten o'clock last night.
 Ouvi uma batida por volta das dez horas na noite passada.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (on the subject of)sobre prep
 This book is about a king who loses his crown.
 Este livro é sobre um rei que perde a coroa.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (of, concerning) (concernente)sobre prep
 What do you think about the president's speech?
 O que pensas sobre o discurso do presidente?
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." mainly UK (all around)por todo o lado, em toda parte loc adv
 She was sitting at her desk, books lying all about.
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." mainly UK (from one spot to another)de um lado para o outro loc adv
 He was dancing about, waving his lottery ticket in the air.
about to do [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (on the point of doing)perto de loc adv
  a ponto de loc adv
 I was just about to step into the bath when the doorbell rang.
 
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about,
US: around
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
esp. UK (in the opposing direction)em direção contrária, em sentido oposto loc adv
 He whirled about and saw that his girlfriend was behind him.
 O João se virou para olhar em direção contrária e viu que a sua namorada estava atrás dele.
UK: about,
US: around
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
mainly UK (in circumference)de circunferência loc adj
 The lake is approximately three miles about.
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (prevalent)corrente adj
  por aí loc adv
 There are lots of cases of the measles about.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (of the nature of [sth])em prep
 There's something about his voice that makes me nervous.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (surrounding)em torno de, cerca de loc prep
 There were shots all about us.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." UK (near to)perto prep
 There are lots of trees about the house and garden.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (under control)sob controle loc adv
Nota: usually followed by an object pronoun
 He didn't seem to have his wits about him.
 Ele não pareceu ter seu juízo sob controle.
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around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (surrounding)em volta de loc adv
 They put a fence around the swimming pool.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in a circle about)em torno, ao redor de loc adv
 They sat around the table wondering what to do next.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(encircling)em volta de, ao redor de loc prep
 Put the belt around your waist and then fasten it.
 Ponha o cinto em volta de sua cintura e depois o prenda.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (experienced) (informal)por aí loc adv
 He's been around and knows what to expect.
 Ele está por aí e sabe o que esperar.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (all over, from place to place)ao redor de loc prep
 She travels around the country for her job.
 Ela viaja ao redor do país a trabalho.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in all directions)em todas as direções loc adv
 There were roads leading off all around the house.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (scattered through)por toda a parte, por todo loc prep
  aqui e ali loc adv
 Books were spread all around the room.
 Livros estavam espalhados por toda a sala.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a ring or circle)em círculo loc adv
 The dog ran around and around trying to catch its tail.
 O cão correu em círculo tentando pegar o próprio rabo.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(time: approximately)por volta de loc prep
  ao redor, perto de loc prep
 I'll see you around three o'clock.
 Eu te vejo por volta das três horas.
 Eu te vejo perto de três horas.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in all directions)em volta loc adv
 Look around and note down everything you can see.
 Olha em volta e anota tudo o que puderes ver.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with a circular course)em torno loc adv
 The earth turns around on its axis.
 
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around adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in existence)em existência loc adv
 Plastic chairs have been around for thirty years.
around adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (present, nearby)por perto loc adv
 Is she around? I want to ask her something.
 Ela está por perto? Quero perguntar uma coisa.
around,
also UK: about
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(on every side)em volta, em torno loc adv
 It's a beautiful house with trees all around.
 É uma bela casa com árvores em torno.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in circumference)em circunferência loc adv
 The vase is ten centimetres around.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (surrounding a place)ao redor loc adv
 There are lots of shops around.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." used in compounds (in circulation)por todos os lados loc adv
 There are rumours going around.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with roundabout direction)em torno loc adv
 The road goes around to the orchard.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a circuit)em círculo loc adv
 The crowd watched with excitement as the cars raced around.
around,
UK: round
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
US (over: to a certain place)nas proximidades loc adv
 She came around to my house.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(size, amount: approximately)mais ou menos, cerca de loc prep
 It's around three inches tall and an inch wide.
 São mais ou menos três polegadas de altura e uma polegada de largura.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in, near)por perto loc adv
 Is James around the office somewhere?
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to various parts of)em várias partes loc adv
 We should go around town and put posters up.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (centred on)em torno de loc adv
 The course is organized around important historical events.
 O curso é organizado em torno de importantes eventos históricos.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (quantity: approximately)cerca de loc adv
  aproximadamente adv
  (informal)mais ou menos loc adv
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razz v US, slang (tease)provocar, implicar, amolar vt
razz nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, slang (on the razz: partying) (na farra)farra sf
razz [sb] for [sth],
about [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, slang (tease about [sth])amolar, arreliar, importunar vt
razz nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (raspberry: jeering sound made by blowing) (com a língua vibrando entre os dentes)som de desaprovação loc sm
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about to become [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (on the point of being)prestes a se tornar expres
 She is about to become the youngest scientist to win the Nobel Prize.
about to happen adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (imminent)prestes a acontecer expres
 You want me to give you money? That's not about to happen.
about-face,
about face
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (policy, opinion: reversal)reviravolta sf
 Following a strong public outcry, the politician did an about-face regarding his position on global warming.
About-face! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (military: turn)meia-volta sf
 Company halt! About-face! Forward march!
 Companhia, alto! Meia-volta! À frente, marche!
agree with [sb] about/on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (have same opinion)concordar com loc vt
 We all agreed with Jack about the colour of the new chairs.
all about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK (in the surrounding area, all around)em redor loc adv
all about adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (on the topic of) (no tópico)do que se trata loc adj
 I want to hear all about your trip.
angry about [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cross about [sth])bravo adj
  zangado adj
  irritado adj
  indignado adj
 He was angry about his son's failure.
apathetic towards [sth],
apathetic about [sth]
adj + prep
(indifferent about)apático adj
 The receptionist seemed apathetic about her job and barely smiled at us.
be apprehensive about [sth] adj + prep (be nervous about [sth])apreensivo adj
 I'm apprehensive about moving to Japan; I have never lived abroad before.
argue about [sth],
argue about [sth] with [sb]
vi + prep
(disagree)discutir vt
 My friend always argues about money with her husband.
 A minha amiga discute sempre sobre dinheiro com o seu marido.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(encircling)em volta de, ao redor de loc prep
 Put the belt around your waist and then fasten it.
 Ponha o cinto em volta de sua cintura e depois o prenda.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(time: approximately)por volta de loc prep
  ao redor, perto de loc prep
 I'll see you around three o'clock.
 Eu te vejo por volta das três horas.
 Eu te vejo perto de três horas.
around,
also UK: about
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(on every side)em volta, em torno loc adv
 It's a beautiful house with trees all around.
 É uma bela casa com árvores em torno.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(size, amount: approximately)mais ou menos, cerca de loc prep
 It's around three inches tall and an inch wide.
 São mais ou menos três polegadas de altura e uma polegada de largura.
ask [sb] about [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (request information from [sb])perguntar, indagar vt
 He asked his father about jobs in the factory.
 Ele perguntou ao pai sobre empregos na fábrica.
ask about [sth] vi + prep (request information)perguntar vt
 The journalist was asking about the director's latest film.
at about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (time: at approximately) (hora)aproximadamente adv
 Class starts at one, shall we meet at about quarter to?
authoritative on [sth],
authoritative about [sth]
adj + prep
(knowledgeable about)perito adj
  conhecedor adj
  (formal)versado adj
 My history teacher is particularly authoritative on the Tudor period.
bad feeling about nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (misgivings, suspicions with regard to)pressentimento sm
 I have a bad feeling about this place; I think we should leave.
bandy,
bandy [sth],
bandy [sth] about,
bandy [sth] around
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(toss or throw around)atirar de um lado para o outro loc vt
bang around,
also UK: bang about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(move about clumsily)fazer barulho loc vt
 The baby woke up in the middle of the night, crying, because Joe was banging around in the kitchen.
bang on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep UK, informal (talk insistently about [sth])matraquear vt
  lamuriar-se vp
 Tanya is always banging on about how awful her boss is.
bashed about adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK (treated or handled roughly)arrasado adj
bat [sth] around,
also UK: bat [sth] about
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative, informal (discuss casually)discutir vt
be about [sth] vi + prep (be approximately)mais ou menos loc adv
 Her house should be about a mile past the stop sign.
 A casa dela deve ser mais ou menos uma milha depois do sinal de parada.
be about [sth] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (be near)perto adv
 That's about where I left him.
 É perto de onde eu o deixei.
be about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (be present, nearby)estar por aí expr
 Not many people are about today.
 Não muitas pessoas estão por aí hoje.
be iffy about doing [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be dubious or doubtful) (cercado e atacado)sob sítio loc adv
  sob sítio loc adv
 Jessica was iffy about going to the party as she knew her ex-boyfriend was going to be there.
be iffy about [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be dubious or doubtful)tradução indisponível
be on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep UK, slang (talk incessantly) (até pouco tempo atrás)até recentemente loc adv
  (até recentemente)até há pouco tempo loc adv
 What on earth are you on about?
beat around the bush,
beat about the bush
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (avoid getting to the point) (figurado, informal)enrolar v int
  fugir do assunto loc verb
  fazer rodeios loc verb
  (formal)tergiversar v int
 Stop beating around the bush and give me the real reason!
beef (about [sth]) viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." US, slang (complain)reclamar v int
 He's always beefing about work.
bellyache about [sth] vi + prep slang (complain about [sth])reclamar v int
  resmungar v int
 Fred is always bellyaching about the long hours he has to work.
bitch (about [sth]) viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (complain) (coloquial)bronquear, reclamar v int
 The employees stood at the coffee machine and bitched about their pay.
 Os empregados ficaram em torno da máquina de café, bronqueando sobre o salário.
bitch about [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." vulgar, slang (complain about [sth])queixar-se vp
 The employees stood at the coffee machine and bitched about their pay.
blab about [sth] vi + prep slang (divulge carelessly) (gíria)dar com a língua nos dentes loc verb
  revelar vt
 The secretary blabbed to the newspapers about her affair with her boss.
blather about [sth] vi + prep (talk pointlessly about)tagarelar v int
 My dad likes to blather about football to anyone who will listen.
bleat about [sth] vi + prep figurative, pejorative (complain about)queixar-se vp
  reclamar vt
 There is no point in bleating about the weather; we can't change it.
boast about [sth] vi + prep (speak proudly)gabar-se vp
  vangloriar-se vp
 Jillian is boasting about her children again.
boast about doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (speak proudly about achieving [sth])gabar-se vt
 Marcus often boasts about running the Boston Marathon last year.
brag about [sth/sb] vi + prep (talk boastfully)gabar-se de vp + prep
  vangloriar-se de vp + prep
 He is always bragging about his wealth.
brief [sb] on [sth],
brief [sb] about [sth]
vtr + prep
(apprise of)fazer um briefing sobre expres v
  fazer um resumo sobre expres v
 The chief briefed his agents on the recent developments of the case.
bring about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cause)ocasionar, causar vt
 He promised that he would bring about change.
button up about [sth] vi phrasal + prep figurative, slang (keep silent) (figurado)fechar a boca loc vt
 You'd better button up about the missing cookies.
 É melhor você fechar a boca a respeito dos biscoitos que sumiram.
buzz,
buzz about [sth],
buzz for [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal, figurative (interest)murmúrio sm
  burburinho sm
 There has been a lot of buzz this season for plaid skirts.
care about [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (think is important)importar-se com vp + prep
 I care about the issue of global warming.
care about [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (feel affection)ter afeto por, ter carinho por loc vt + prep
 Of course I want to spend more time with you. I care about you.
 É claro que quero passar mais tempo contigo. Eu tenho afeto por ti (or: tenho carinho por ti).
careful to do [sth],
careful about doing [sth]
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(making sure to do [sth])cuidadoso adj
  cauteloso adj
 He was careful about mentioning his ex-girlfriend.
cast about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (search)procurar vt
 I'm casting about for some really good example sentences.
cast about for [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (seek)procurar vt
caution [sb],
caution [sb] that [sth],
caution [sb] about [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(warn)advertir vt
 The teacher cautioned her students about talking to strangers.
clown around,
also UK: clown about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
informal (play the fool, behave in a silly way)fazer palhaçada loc vt
 One can never take him seriously; he's always clowning around.
clueless about [sth] adj + prep informal (uninformed) (informal)não ter ideia, não fazer ideia loc adj
  (informal)não ter noção loc adj
 Don't ask me! I'm clueless about babies!
combine to bring about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (cause jointly)somar-se para causar loc verb
 Opposition to the government and anger at the police combined to bring about the riots.
come about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (happen)surgir v int
  aparecer v int
  dar-se vp
  acontecer v int
 Dave's idea to start his own business came about after he lost his job.
come about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (nautical: tack) (náutica)virar de bordo expres v
 The yacht came about.
comment,
comment about [sth]
vi + prep
(make remarks)comentar vt
 He commented about the parking problems.
 Ele comentou sobre os problemas de estacionamento.
complain about [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (be critical of, express unhappiness about)reclamar vt
 She never stops complaining about her lazy, useless husband.
concerned about [sth] adj + prep (worried about [sth])preocupado adj
 Tina is concerned about her weight and has decided to join a gym.
couldn't care less about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (feel completely apathetic towards)não dar a mínima loc vt
 I couldn't care less about the tabloid headlines.
coy about [sth] adj + prep (evasive)evasivo adj
 Jennine stopped dyeing her hair and being coy about her age. The senator remained coy about his plans to run for governor.
crab about [sth] vi + prep informal (complain about)reclamar vt
 You don't make the weather any better by crabbing about it.
crazy for [sb],
crazy about [sb]
adj + prep
slang (infatuated) (figurado)louco adj
  apaixonado adj
 She thinks about him all the time because she is crazy for him.
crazy about [sth],
crazy for [sth]
adj + prep
slang (enthusiastic)louco adj
  aficionado adj
 My youngest boy's just crazy about basketball.
crow about [sth],
crow over [sth]
vi + prep
figurative, informal (brag about)gabar-se vp
 Steve is crowing about his perfect test score.
cry about [sth/sb] vi + prep (shed tears for)chorar por expres v
 What on earth are you crying about?
curious about [sth] adj + prep (interested in [sth])curioso adj
 Small children are curious about everything.
daft about [sth/sb] adj + prep mainly UK, informal (person: infatuated)encantado adj
 Becca is totally daft about her new teacher.
 A Rebeca está totalmente encantada pelo novo professor.
disagree with [sb] about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not agree) (de álguem sobre algo)discordar expres
 Alison disagreed with Mike about the best way to discipline their daughter.
discourse about [sth] vi + prep (discuss)discutir sobre loc vt
doubtful,
doubtful about [sth],
doubtful that
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(unconvinced, not sure)indeciso, hesitante adj
  em dúvida loc adj
 John is doubtful about whether he made the right choice.
dream of [sth],
dream about [sth]
vi + prep
(daydream)sonhar, devanear v int
 All day long, she dreamed of their honeymoon.
 Ela sonhava sobre sua lua-de-mel o dia todo.
dream of [sth],
dream about [sth]
vi + prep
(fantasize)sonhar v int
 She dreams about becoming an astronaut.
 Ela sonha em se tornar astronauta.
drone on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep (talk boringly about [sth])dizer com voz monótona
 Clive was droning on about his problems at work.
enlighten [sb] about [sth] vtr + prep figurative (explain or clarify to)esclarecer vt
  explicar vt
 Would somebody please enlighten me about whatever is going on here!
enlighten [sb] about [sth] vtr + prep figurative (inform)esclarecer vt
  explicar vt
 Ray is an expert on French existentialism, so he can enlighten you about that branch of philosophy.
Enough about ... interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (Let's not talk about … anymore) (informal)chega disso interj
  basta interj
  (informal)pode parar interj
 Enough about you, let's talk about me.
enthusiastic about [sth] adj + prep (keen, hopeful) (confiante)entusiasmado adj
 I'm not enthusiastic about the new tax system.
enthusiastic about doing [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (excited at the prospect of doing [sth](empolgado)entusiasmado adj
 Tony's very enthusiastic about starting college.
faff about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." UK, informal (waste time doing [sth] trivial)perder tempo loc v int
fantasize about [sth],
UK: also fantasise
vi + prep
(imagine, daydream about [sth])fantasiar vt
  sonhar vt
 As a child, I fantasized about living in a boarding school.
fart around,
also UK: fart about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
vulgar, slang (spend time foolishly) (figurado, vulgar)coçar o saco expres v
feel guilty about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (feel regretful about [sth])sentir-se culpado loc vp
 I feel guilty about betraying my best friend.
 Eu me sinto culpado por ter traído o meu melhor amigo.
feel guilty for doing [sth],
feel guilty about doing [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(feel responsible, regretful)sentir-se arrependido loc vp
 I felt guilty for cheating on the test.
 Eu me senti arrependido por ter colado na prova.
fiddle about,
fiddle around
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
UK, informal (waste time doing [sth] trivial)desperdiçar tempo loc v int
 Don't fiddle about; get to work.
fiddle around,
also UK: fiddle about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
informal (waste time doing [sth] trivial)desperdiçar tempo expres v
  passar o tempo expres v
 He began to fiddle around doing crossword puzzles, but soon noticed his English was improving.
fiddle around with [sth],
also UK: fiddle about with [sth]
vi phrasal + prep
informal (play absent-mindedly with)distrair-se vp
  passar o tempo expres v
 She fiddled around with the things on her desk while I was talking.
fiddle around with [sth],
also UK: fiddle about with [sth]
vi phrasal + prep
informal (alter or adjust unhelpfully)passar o tempo expres v
 He loved to fiddle about with old cars, but never actually fixed them up.
find out about [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (learn)informar-se sobre vp
 I read his biography to find out about his life.
find out about [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (learn)informar-se sobre vp
flail,
flail around,
UK: flail about
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(thrash about) (cereais)malhar v int
  debater-se, agitar-se vp
 Chuck flails and kicks in his sleep.
flutter about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (flap)flutuar v int
 The butterfly fluttered about the flower garden.
flutter about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (make small quick movements)agitar, tremular, vibrar v int
 The leaves on the trees would flutter about in the breeze.
flutter about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (move around nervously)perambular v int
fool around,
fool about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
informal (act in silly way) (informal)brincar vi
 The teacher told Bobby to stop fooling around in class.
fool around,
fool about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
informal (not be productive) (informal)vadiar vi
 The boss doesn't like people fooling around when they should be working.
forget about it interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (don't mention it, you're welcome)de nada, por nada interj
 Forget about it – it was nothing really.
forget about it interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (don't worry, it's not important)não se preocupe interj
 Look, it's not such a big deal that I lied to you, so forget about it already!
forget about it interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (stop thinking about it)nem pensar! interj
  (coloquial)que isso! interj
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Collocations: a [book, movie, show] about [space], about to [be, have, get, play, go, make, do, leave], a [movie] about [space, love, childhood, the future], more...

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