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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Verb- Take more time than is usual or necessary.

Usage examples (36)
  • Verb (used without object) : to loiter around the bus terminal. ,to loiter on the way to work. ,He loiters over his homework until one in the morning
  • Verb (used with object) : to loiter away the afternoon in daydreaming
  • After dinner an hour – which the doctor called a digestive hour – was spent in loitering about and then the studies were resumed.
  • Now what used to be called "hanging out" - or, by less charitable observers, "loitering" - has a new name: "stooping." for more
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