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or so, more or less, just about, close to, around, roughly, some, about, approximately
adv. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"
in circumference, around
adv. "the trunk is ten feet around"
all the way around, all around, around
adv. from an unspecified place all the way to a destination: "He came all the way around the base"
around, round
adv. from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
around
adv. in circumference; "the trunk is ten feet around"; "the pond is two miles around"
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around, about, astir
adj. on the move; "up and about"; "the whole town was astir over the incident"
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essentially, fundamentally, basically
adv. in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature; "He is basically dishonest"; "the argument was essentially a technical one"; "for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person"
well-nigh, virtually, nigh, near, nearly, most, almost, about
adv. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done"; "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down"; "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by the run"; "most everyone agrees"
nearby
adv. not far away in relative terms; "she works nearby"; "the planets orbiting nearby are Venus and Mars"
practically
adv. in a practical manner; "practically orientated institutions such as business schools"; "a brilliant man but so practically inept that he needed help to cross the road safely"
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at work
adj. on the job; "had been at work for over an hour before her boss arrived"
occupied, engaged
adj. having ones attention or mind or energy engaged; "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities"; "deeply engaged in conversation"
tied up
adj. kept occupied or engaged; "she's tied up at the moment and can't see you"; "the phone was tied up for almost an hour"
on the go
adj. (of a person) very busy and active: "always on the go"
overbusy
adj. too busy
up to
adj. busy or occupied with; "what have you been up to?"; "up to no good"
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flat
adv. against a flat surface: "He lay flat on his back"
around
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