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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 round about

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Round prep. On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass.
    The serpent Error twines round human hearts.   --Cowper.
 Round about, an emphatic form for round or about. “Moses . . . set them [The elders] round about the tabernacle.” --Num. xi. 24.
 To come round, to gain the consent of, or circumvent, (a person) by flattery or deception. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·bout, adv.
 1. On all sides; around.
    'Tis time to look about.   --Shak.
 2. In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.
 3. Here and there; around; in one place and another.
    Wandering about from house to house.   --1 Tim. v. 13.
 4. Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time. “There fell . . . about three thousand men.”
 5. To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.
 To bring about, to cause to take place; to accomplish.
 To come about, to occur; to take place. See under Come.
 To go about, To set about, to undertake; to arrange; to prepare. “Shall we set about some revels?” --Shak.
 Round about, in every direction around.