about to

a·bout to
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bout too]
    • /əˈbaʊt tu/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bout too]
    • /əˈbaʊt tu/

Definitions of about to words

  • noun about to on the point of; intending to 3
  • noun about to determined not to 3

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Parts of speech for About to


about to popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

about to usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for about to

prep about to

  • almost — You use almost to indicate that something is not completely the case but is nearly the case.
  • ready — completely prepared or in fit condition for immediate action or use: troops ready for battle; Dinner is ready.
  • set — to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
  • at the point of — very close to; on the verge of
  • intending — designing or aiming to be; prospective or aspiring: intending surgeons.

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