Definitions starting with A

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about, 'bout

/(a)báwt/ [OED, approximately] prep. 1. replaces at with times: This happen just about 7:02 p.m. (Black)

2. after certain verbs: We start discussing 'bout the problem. She describe about Christmas (COB). (Black)

taikin' 'bout [US Black idem (Keiser 1969:62, 64)] saying that: 1974 Six a them gone to Pat house... talking 'bout they ga kill him (King 8).

Tags: grammar, phrase, preposition

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Last update: 2011-10-16 16:38
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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