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loi•ter



Pronunciation: (loi'tur), [key]
v.i.
1. to linger aimlessly or as if aimless in or about a place: to loiter around the bus terminal.
2. to move in a slow, idle manner, making purposeless stops in the course of a trip, journey, errand, etc.: to loiter on the way to work.
3. to waste time or dawdle over work: He loiters over his homework until one in the morning.

v.t.
to pass (time) in an idle or aimless manner (usually fol. by away): to loiter away the afternoon in daydreaming.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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