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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.
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.
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.
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 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
  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 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 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." 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,
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." (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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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 expres v
  (formal)ter muito a dizer sobre expres v
 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 expres
  nada de espetacular expres
  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 (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 [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] (talk on the subject of) (falar sobre o assunto)falar sobre expres v
 She was asked to speak about the topic for 30 minutes.
speak 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] (discuss or consult: with [sb](discutir ou consultar: com alguém)discutir sobre expres v
speak out about [sth/sb] vi phrasal + prep (state one's opinion on)opinar sobre expres v
  falar sobre expres v
speculate 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] (make guesses about) (tentar adivinhar sobre)especular sobre expres v
stroll about vi + adv UK (walk around at leisurely pace) (andar em passo vagaroso e tranquilo)caminhar vt
  andar devagar expres v
  andar tranquilamente expres v
 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.
swarm 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 en masse) (mover em massa)marchar por vt
thrash 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." (flail, throw oneself around) (dar uma volta)dar uma volta loc v int
 I couldn't get to sleep and thrashed about all night.
turn-about,
turnabout
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(u-turn, 180-degree turn)retorno sm
turn-about,
turnabout
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (reversal of opinion) (mudança de opinião)mudança de opinião loc sf
  (fig, mudança)giro de 180 graus loc sm
unhappy about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (dissatisfied or discontented with) (não contente com)triste adj
  descontente com loc adj
  chateado com loc adj
 Freddy was unhappy about having his toy taken away.
up and about adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (recovered from illness) (informal: recuperado)de volta à ativa adj
  de volta à vida normal, de pé novamente, ativo outra vez adj
 He's been up and about for almost a week now.
walk 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." (stroll around, go around on foot) (dar uma volta)dar uma volta vt
  passear vt
What about …? (used to offer a suggestion) (usado para dar uma sugestão)que tal...? expr
wonder 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] (ponder)refletir sobre
  perguntar-se
  ponderar
 Sometimes I wonder about the origins of the universe and where we came from.
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