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loiter

verb [I]  /ˈlɔɪ·t̬ər/ us  
to stay in a public place without an obvious reason to be there: A group of teenagers were loitering outside the store.
loitering
noun [U]  /ˈlɔɪ·t̬ər·ɪŋ/ us  
He was arrested for loitering.
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