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(also thereabout)
  • 1Near that place.

    ‘the land is dry in places thereabouts’
    • ‘The water is extra salty in the ocean thereabouts, and the midday sun is fierce so near the equator.’
    • ‘He is actually of an alternate dimension where everyone has pure, icy blue hypnotic eyes, and the beings that exist thereabouts communicate through a sort of musical telepathy.’
    • ‘For the older people, like myself, they will know him because he ran a plumbing business at the bottom of Amberley Street or thereabouts.’
    • ‘Can we rendezvous at the station or thereabouts?’
    near there, around there, about there
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    1. 1.1Used to indicate that a date or figure is approximate.
      ‘the notes were written in 1860 or thereabouts’
      • ‘If nobody won the jackpot (back then) it was then multiplied by two for the next draw, thereby sending up the jackpot to $2 million or thereabouts.’
      • ‘That's a saving of $232 million or thereabouts.’
      • ‘A knock on the door came about five minutes later, at one o'clock, or thereabouts.’
      • ‘I think it was near the beginning of March, or thereabouts.’
      • ‘He said: ‘It comes from Measham in Derbyshire and it may well have been a wedding present for my great great grandparents who were married in 1890 or thereabouts.’’
      • ‘A beer straight from the mini-bar seemed a fitting reward for a two-hour drive, or thereabouts, to our chosen destination, nestling on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border.’
      • ‘I was thinking that I could get the train home afterwards, but the last train leaves East Croydon station at 23:13 or thereabouts, and I'm not sure how late the gig is going to be.’
      • ‘Short of forking out the £1,000 or thereabouts required to book a regular seat in Croke Park, they have no chance of getting inside the walls come semi-final and final days.’
      • ‘Those children have been rescued and saved, and a large number of those children, about 37 of them or thereabouts, reside here in the United States.’
      • ‘But at 7.30 or thereabouts the station comes alive.’
      • ‘And despite the piles which casinos are raking in, many of their staff are right down at the bottom of the pay scale, earning $13 an hour or thereabouts.’
      • ‘Meanwhile down the road at Ballyara the contractors have been working feverishly to get the new school ready and work is continuing round the clock so as to have it ready by November or thereabouts.’
      • ‘But I think we must be cautious, because we are an organisation of 44,000 people or thereabouts; I think we have a lot of skills within the organisation.’
      • ‘I finished my gym stint at 8:30 or thereabouts last night.’
      • ‘Now I think I'm right in saying that there was a medical fashion in the 60s or thereabouts for doctors to recommend dieting during pregnancy to ensure women didn't gain too much.’
      • ‘They begin to learn English at the age of nine or thereabouts and can choose between German, French and Spanish in second level.’
      • ‘I think everything took about 1 hour 45 minutes or thereabouts.’
      • ‘Then he goes to the overgrown graveyard, begun in 1322 or thereabouts, of an English coastal town to search for her headstone!’
      • ‘Assuming he is the sole candidate, he will likely be ‘crowned’ as the new leader fairly quickly - by about mid-November or thereabouts, from what I hear.’
      • ‘I believe we'll be on at about 7:15 pm or somewhere thereabouts.’
      approximately, approximately that number, approximately that quantity, or so, or something like that, give or take a few, plus or minus a few, give or take a bit, in round numbers, not far off
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/ˌðɛːrəˈbaʊts/ /ˈðɛːrəbaʊts/