Definition of about adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

about

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əˈbaʊt//
 
 
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Idioms
be about to do something
 
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to be close to doing something; to be going to do something very soon I was just about to ask you the same thing.
not be about to do something
 
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to not be willing to do something; to not intend to do something I've never done any cooking and I'm not about to start now.
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