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verb [I] uk   /ˈlɔɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
to move slowly around or stand especially in a public place without an obvious reason: A gang of youths were loitering outside the cinema.Slow and moving slowlyWaitingStaying and remaining to go slowly, stopping often: Come straight home and don't loiter, Alan.Slow and moving slowly
noun [C] uk   /r/ us    //
Miscellaneous criminals
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