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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 (or: cerca 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 (or: perto das) dez horas na noite passada.
be 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)ser 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." (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." (from one spot to another)de um lado para o outro loc adv
 He was dancing about, waving his lottery ticket in the air.
 
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about adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (astir) (ativo)de pé, em movimento loc adj
 My neighbour's always up and about at six in the morning.
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.
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (alternatively)por turno, por vez loc adv
 Turn about is fair to all the players.
about,
US: around
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
UK (in circumference)de circunferência loc adv
 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
  acontecendo v ger
 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, sobre 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 adv
 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 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 (or: ao redor 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 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 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 por toda a volta (or: 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." (through a series of stops)ao redor loc sm
 He's new here. Will you show him 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." (recurring)regularmente adv
 Christmas comes around far too quickly each year.
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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (regaining consciousness) (recobrar consciência)a si
 He came around after a couple of minutes.
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,
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."
(approximately: time)por volta de 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 ao redor de (or: perto de) três horas.
around,
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."
(approximately: size, amount)mais ou menos, cerca de loc prep
 It's around three inches tall and an inch wide.
 São mais ou menos (or: cerca de) 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." (to rotate about an axis)em torno de, ao redor de loc adv
 The moon goes around the earth.
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 overcome a problem) (superar um problema)em torno de loc prep
 They worked around the software bug by eliminating some features.
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.
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a lot to say about nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (much to contribute on the topic of)diz muito sobre expres
 Wow, he has a lot to say about my sister's engagement.
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
 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)acontecer em breve loc v
 You want me to give you money? That's not about to happen.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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
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 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 about the bush v figurative (avoid getting to the point) (não ir direto ao assunto)fazer rodeio loc vt
 Let's not beat about the bush; I know exactly what you did.
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.
buzz about nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (excited anticipation of [sth](estado de excitação, de animação)oba-oba, agito, alvoroço sm
  agitação sf
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
 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
 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).
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
clown about,
US: clown 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 (play the fool, behave in a silly way)fazer palhaçadas loc vt
 One can never take him seriously; he's always clowning about.
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.
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.
crazy about adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (infatuated with: [sb])doido com, apaixonado por adj
 He's so crazy about her he sends her flowers every day.
crazy about adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (very enthusiastic about: [sth](entusiasmado com algo)doido com adj
 My youngest boy's just crazy about basketball.
discourse about [sth] vi + prep (discuss)discutir sobre loc vt
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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (excited at the prospect of) (ansioso)entusiasmado com loc adj
 Tony's very enthusiastic about the prospect of 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
feel good about [sth] v (find [sth] morally acceptable)sentir-se bem loc v p
feel good about [sth] v (be optimistic about something)sentir-se bem loc v p
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 about with,
US: fiddle around with
vi phrasal + prep
UK, informal (play absent-mindedly with)brincar à toa
 She fiddled about with the things on her desk while I was talking.
 Ela estava brincando à toa com as coisas em sua mesa enquanto eu falava.
fiddle about with,
US: fiddle around with
vi phrasal + prep
UK, slang (alter or adjust unhelpfully)mexer com loc vt
 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
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
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
get 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 (travel frequently or widely)viajar v int
get 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 (walk, move around)andar v int
 Though 98 years old, my grandfather still gets about like he was half that age.
 Apesar de ter 98 anos, meu avô ainda anda como se tivesse metade da sua idade.
go about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (conduct oneself)comportar-se vp
 You should always go about your business in a professional manner.
go about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (approach, tackle: a task) (tarefa)atacar, enfrentar vt
 Isn't it time you went about fixing the broken table?
go about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move from place to place)passear, vaguear v int
 He goes about from place to place, taking casual jobs wherever he can get them.
go on about [sth/sb] vi phrasal + prep UK, informal (talk incessantly about)falar sem parar loc vt
 The teacher went on about the topic he had chosen regardless of the fact that many students were asleep.
go on about [sth/sb] vi phrasal + prep UK, informal (talk unintelligibly about)devanear vt
 When my sister goes on about programming, I can't understand a word she is saying.
 Quando minha irmã devaneia sobre programação, eu não entendo nada do que ela diz.
go on and on about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (talk incessantly about)falar incessantemente, continuamente v int
 She went on and on about the various celebrities she'd met.
good feeling about nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth]: premonition that [sth] will turn out well) (algo)bom pressentimento loc sm
  premonição sf
 I've got a good feeling about this party. I think it will be great!
hang about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (wait, be kept waiting) (informal, esperar)aguentar a mão, aguentar as pontas loc v int
  fazer esperar loc v int
 Hurry up! I haven't got time to hang about for ever!
hang about interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (stop, wait a moment) (informal)pera aí!, aguenta a mão! interj
 Hang about, do you mean to say you knew about that the whole time and just didn't tell me?!
have a lot to say about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (openly share one's opinions on)ter muita coisa a dizer sobre loc verb + prep
  (formal)ter muito a dizer sobre loc verb + prep
 As a working mother she has a lot to say about childcare facilities and unpaid, unscheduled overtime.
have information about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (know [sth] important about) (algo, alguém)ter notícia de loc v int
 Anybody having information about the accident should report it to the police.
have thoughts about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (consider: doing [sth](pensar na possibilidade de fazer algo)estar pensando em loc vt
hear 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] (learn latest news)ouvir falar de loc vt
 Did you hear about the earthquake in Japan?
horse about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (behave in a silly, playful way) (com brincadeira boba)perder tempo loc v int
 I yelled at my kids to stop horsing about, since they were driving me crazy.
horse about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." US (horse around) (com brincadeira boba)perder tempo loc v int
 The children were horsing about, splashing each other at the edge of the ocean.
How about that! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (delight, surprise) (expressão: surpresa)quem diria! interj
 My sister is expecting twins. How about that!
How about that! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (impressed)não diga! interj
How about that? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (asking opinion) (pedir opinião)que tal?, o que acha? interj
How about that? interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (wanting to impress) (querer impressionar)que tal?, o que me diz disso? interj
jig about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (jump or dance around)gingar, saltitar, dançar v int
jump about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literal (leap around)pular v int
 The children are jumping about outside.
jump about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (lack narrative coherence) (falta de coerência narrativa)pular de uma coisa para outra
 The film jumps about and makes no sense.
jump about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (do things without order) (fazer coisas desordenadamente)pular de um lado para o outro
 I jumped about my house doing chores all day.
just about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (more or less)quase adv
 Well, I think that just about covers it, so let's end this discussion here.
laze about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be idle, lounge around) (passar o tempo ociosamente)vadiar, vagabundar v int
  ficar à toa loc vt
 Are you just going to laze about the house all day?
learn about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (become informed about)aprender sobre vt
 How did you learn about our company?
learn all about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (become fully informed about)aprender tudo sobre vt
 Before I invest in a company, I am always sure to learn all about their history and business practices.
look sharp about it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." UK, figurative, slang (hurry)apressar-se vp
 If you want to get ready in time for the party, you'd better look sharp about it.
move 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 (fidget, be restless)mexer-se, remexer-se vp
 The child was moving about in his chair because he was bored.
move 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 (relocate frequently)mudar-se constantemente loc vp
 Irena often has to move about because of her job; she's lived in three different countries in the last five years.
move 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 (be mobile or active)manter-se em movimento loc vp
  manter-se ativo loc vp
 You should move about more, not sit in front of the computer all day!
nothing to say about [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (no information or opinion about)nada a dizer sobre algo
 When the reporter asked about his alleged affair, he answered "I have nothing to say about that."
nothing to write home about exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative, informalnada de mais, nada de especial
  nada de espetacular
  não fede nem cheira expres
 I enjoyed his last film, but this new one is nothing to write home about.
play 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 (behave in a frivolous way) (comportar-se de maneira frívola)fazer hora loc v int
  ser fútil loc v int
  ser desajuizado vt
 Since we have a lot of work to do, there isn't any time to play about.
put 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." UK, informal (spread: a rumour) (divulgar: um rumor)circular vt
  (um boato)espalhar vt
 It was put about that she was of loose moral character.
put 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: turn around) (náutica: virar)mudar o curso loc vt
  virar vt
 He quickly put the boat about to avoid the submerged rock.
put it about v UK, slang (have sex with many people) (inf., fazer sexo com muitas pessoas)galinhar vt
  (gír., vulgar, fazer sexo com muitos)dar pra todo o mundo expres
  (gíria, fazer sexo com muitos)transar com todo o mundo expres
 I hear Tracy's been putting it about with the entire football team!
rave about 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] informal (praise wildly) (aclamar enfaticamente)fazer alarde loc vt
  aclamar vt
 She raved about The Beatles; she loves all of their music.
rave about 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] informal (rant against) (reclamar de)esbravejar vt
  arengar vt
 Poor Fred's always raving about how the government is out to get him.
read about 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] (read on the topic of)ler sobre loc vt
 I read about your accident in the newspaper.
Read all about it! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (newspaper seller's cry) (grito do jornaleiro)não percam! interj
  extra, extra! interj
 The kiosk sign read "Extra! Extra! Read all about it! RMSTitanic sinks, huge loss of life.".
right about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (more or less, approximately)mais ou menos loc adv
  por aqui loc adv
 There was a farm right about here a long time ago.
right about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US (the opposite way round) (o lado oposto)do outro lado loc adv
right about here advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in this vicinity) (na proximidade)bem aqui loc adv
  por aqui loc adv
  na vizinhança loc adv
 We should find the treasure right about here.
right about now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at almost exactly this moment) (neste exato momento)agorinha mesmo loc adv
 She phones every day at the same time; in fact she should be phoning right about now.
roll 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 (sway this way and that)rolar v int
  revirar v int
 The two youngest kids were rolling about and playing on the large bed.
run 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 (move around quickly)correr para cima e para baixo exprs
 The children were running about excitedly.
run 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, UK (go about things hurriedly)correr para lá e para cá expres
  andar de um lado para o outro expres
somewhere about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in an unspecified nearby place) (em um lugar próximo, porém não especificado)em algum lugar adv
  nas proximidades adv
speak about 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] (discuss or consult: with [sb](discutir ou consultar: com alguém)discutir sobre vt
speak about 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] (talk on the subject of) (falar sobre o assunto)abordar (o assunto) vt
 She was asked to speak about the topic for 30 minutes.
speak out about vtr phrasal 3-part (state one's opinion on) (opinar sobre)opinar sobre vt
speculate about 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] (make guesses about) (tentar adivinhar sobre)especular sobre vt
stroll 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 (walk around at leisurely pace) (andar em passo vagaroso/tranquilo)caminhar vt
  andar devagar vt
  andar tranquilamente vt
 We were early, so we strolled about while we waited.
strut 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 (go about self-importantly) (vangloriar-se)vangloriar-se vp
  pavonear vt
  ser arrogante vt
 The boxer strutted about as if he had just won the world title.
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