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mess about

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  1. loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill aroundverb

    be about

    "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"

    Synonyms:
    loll around, loaf, bushwhack, bum about, hover, arse about, lounge around, mill around, frig around, arse around, lurk, bum around, lounge, waylay, loiter, loll, mill about, bum, mill, hang around, lollygag, skulk, lallygag, footle, tarry, ambuscade, linger, lie in wait, scupper, ambush, lounge about, dawdle, waste one's time

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