Definition of about adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

about

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//əˈbaʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbaʊt//
 
 
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Word Origin Old English onbūtan, from on ‘in, on’ + būtan ‘outside of’ .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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