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about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (approximately)em torno de, cerca de loc adv
 There were about fifteen people in our tour group.
 Havia em torno de (or: cerca de) quinze pessoas no nosso grupo de viagem.
about
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."
(have as subject)  (ter como assunto)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 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)  (aproximadamente)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 noite passada.
 
Traduções Adicionais/Additional Translations
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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (prevalent)corrente adj
  por aí loc adv
  acontecendo
 There are lots of cases of the measles about.
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." esp UK (in the opposing direction)em direção contrária, em sentido oposto loc adv
 You need to turn about and go back the way you've come.
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.
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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK (circumference)de circunferência loc adv
 The lake is approximately three miles 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 sthg)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." (mainly concerned with)sobre prep
 Real estate is all about location.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (present in)presente em
 There's a sinister air about her.
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
 He didn't seem to have his wits about him.
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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 time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (overdue, not too soon)estava na hora loc adv
  já não era sem tempo expres
 It's about time you got home, after worrying us sick!
about to a ponto de
about to become 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 becoming)  (de se tornar)no ponto de loc prep
 She is about to become the youngest scientist to win the Nobel Prize.
about to happen 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 happening)  (de acontecer)no ponto de loc prep
 You want me to give you money? That's not about to happen.
about-face nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (reversal of policy or opinion)reviravolta sf
 Following a strong public outcry, the politician did an about-face regarding his position on global warming.
about-face nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (military: turn, change of direction)  (militar)meia-volta sf
 Company halt! About face! Forward march!
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.
argue 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] (quarrel, disagree)discutir por causa de loc vt
 My friend always argues about money with her husband.
ask about perguntar sobre
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.
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." (be present or nearby)estar presente v int
be 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] (constitute or measure approximately)ser mais ou menos loc vt
be 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] (have as its subject)tratar de loc vt
 My presentation is about the effects of alcohol.
be about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (be near)ser/estar aproximadamente loc vt
 That's about where I left him.
 Her house should be about a mile past the stop sign.
be about to estar a ponto de
be informed about [sth] v (know all about [sth])ser bem informado sobre loc vt
 Lisa is well informed about American history; she recieved an A+ on her essay.
be informed about [sth] v (be told or updated about [sth])ser informado sobre loc vt
 Through presentations by her staff, the president was informed about the crisis situation in the distant state.
be nuts about ser louco por
be wild about [sb] ser louco por alguém
be wild about [sth] ser louco por alguma coisa
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.
boast about [sth] gabar-se de algo
brag about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (talk boastfully about)contar vantagem loc vt
 He is always bragging about how rich he is.
 During bridge games, all the grandmas brag about their grandchildren.
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 vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (think is important)importar-se com vp
 I care about the issue of global warming.
care about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (feel affection, concern for)ter afeto por, ter carinho por loc vt
 I care about my elderly neighbour's failing health.
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 vtr phrasal 3-part (seek)procurar vt
clown about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (play the fool, behave in a silly way)  (informal)fazer palhaçadas loc vt
 One can never take him seriously; he's always clowning about.
come about acontecer,ocorrer,suceder
complain about reclamar sobre
couldn't care less about v (feel completely apathetic towards)  (não se importar)não dar a mínima a 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.
cry about chorar por causa de
discourse about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (discuss: [sth])  (discutir: algo)discutir sobre 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." (keen on, a fan of)  (fã, admirador, aficionado)entusiasta de adj
 I'm not enthusiastic about the new the tax system.
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 vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (play absent-mindedly with)  (informal - ocupar-se de forma distraída )vadiar, perder tempo vp
  enrolar vt
fiddle about with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (alter or adjust unhelpfully)  (tentar colocar em ordem)complicar-se com loc vp
 He loved to fiddle about with old cars, but never actually fixed them up.
find out about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (obtain information about)  (obter informações sobre)informar-se sobre vp
 I read his biography to find out about his life.
flutter about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (flap)tremular, drapejar, adejar, esvoaçar v int
 The butterfly fluttered about the flower garden.
flutter about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make small quick movements)agitar, tremular, vibrar v int
 The leaves on the trees would flutter about in the breeze.
flutter about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (move around nervously)tremer, tremular, palpitar 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! - you don't owe me a thing.
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
f*** about perder tempo
get about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (travel)sair, viajar v int
get about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (walk, move on own power)andar v int
  mover-se vp
 Though 98 years old, my grandfather still gets about like he was half that age.
get excited about entusiasmar-se com
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?
 How am I to go about painting the ceiling when I have no ladder?
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 vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (talk incessantly about)falar sem parar sobre loc vt
 The teacher went on about the topic he had chosen regardless of the fact that many students were asleep.
go on about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (talk unintelligibly about)desvairar, alucinar vt
 An elderly person may go on about the past.
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. ([sb]: positive evaluation of)  (algo, alguém: boa avaliação)boa impressão loc sf
 I've got a good feeling about you. I think you'll go far in this company.
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 ter muito o que dizer sobre
have doubts about ter dúvidas sobre
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 vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (learn the latest news of)  (receber notícias de)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!" (expressing delighted surprise)  (expressando surpresa)quem diria! interj
 My sister is expecting twins. How about that!
how about that! o que você acha?
  não diga!
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.
loaf about vagabundear
mad about louco por
mess about ocupar-se com algo de modo improdutivo
  fingir que está fazendo algo
move about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (fidget, be restless)  (ser impaciente, inquieto)mexer-se, remexer-se vp
move about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (relocate frequently)mudar-se constantemente loc vp
  manter-se em movimento loc vp
move about viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be mobile or active)  (ser ativo, instável)manter-se em movimento loc vp
muck about andar sem destino
  vagar
nothing to say about nada a dizer
order [sb] about dar ordens a alguém
see about cuidar de
  considerar
set about começar a, dedicar-se a
something to write home about coisa de outro mundo
up and about ativo outra vez
  de volta à vida normal
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