just about

adverb
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct (Freq. 2)
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lasted approximately an hour

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in just about a minute

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he's about 30 years old

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I've had about all I can stand

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we meet about once a month

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some forty people came

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weighs around a hundred pounds

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roughly $3,000

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holds 3 gallons, more or less

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20 or so people were at the party

Syn:

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NEARLY, almost, practically, all but, well-nigh, nigh on, virtually, as good as, more or less, to all intents and purposes; informal pretty much.
just

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adverb

passes just about through the middle of the region — P.E.James

is the work done? just about

shown to just about every audience you can name — Cecile Starr

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just about
1. Nearly
2. More or less
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Main Entry:just

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just about phrase
very nearly

I think we’ve just about finished.

just about the worst/​first/​only etc:

Another scandal would be just about the worst thing that could happen.

Thesaurus: almost and almost notsynonym
Main entry: just

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I
see just
II
informal almost exactly; nearly

he can do just about anything

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just about
: almost or nearly

It was just about time to leave.

The work is just about done.

That is just about the biggest horse I have ever seen. [=that is a very big horse]

That is just about the stupidest thing she has ever done.

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Main Entry:just

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just about idiom
1. almost; very nearly

I've met just about everyone.

‘Did you reach your sales target?’ ‘Just about.’

2. approximately

She should be arriving just about now.

Main entry:justidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • just about to — see ↑about to under ↑about • • • Main Entry: ↑just …   Useful english dictionary

  • just about — [adv] almost about, all but, approximately, around, as good as, close to, nearly, nigh, not quite, practically, well nigh; concepts 762,771,799 …   New thesaurus

  • just about — {adv.}, {informal} Nearly; almost; practically. * /Just about everyone in town came to hear the mayor speak./ * /The dress came down to just about the middle of her knee./ * /Has Mary finished peeling the potatoes? Just about./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • just about — {adv.}, {informal} Nearly; almost; practically. * /Just about everyone in town came to hear the mayor speak./ * /The dress came down to just about the middle of her knee./ * /Has Mary finished peeling the potatoes? Just about./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • just\ about — adv informal Nearly; almost; practically. Just about everyone in town came to hear the mayor speak. The dress came down to just about the middle of her knee. Has Mary finished peeling the potatoes? Just about …   Словарь американских идиом

  • just about — very nearly I think we ve just about finished. just about the worst/first/only etc: Another scandal would be just about the worst thing that could happen …   English dictionary

  • just about — phrasal almost < the work is just about done > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • just about — nearly, almost    We just about fell into the lake. Our canoe nearly tipped over …   English idioms

  • just about — nearly, almost I waited just about one hour before the concert started …   Idioms and examples

  • just about — informal that s just about all I can eat at one meal Syn: nearly, almost, practically, all but, virtually, as good as, more or less, to all intents and purposes; informal pretty much; literary well nigh, nigh on …   Thesaurus of popular words


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