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English definition of “moon”

moon

verb [I ] (NO PURPOSE)    /muːn/ informal
[usually + adv/prep] to move or spend time in a way that shows little interest and no clear purpose : She was mooning about/around the house all weekend . He's been mooning over (= looking foolishly at) those holiday photos all afternoon .Useless and futile
(Definition of moon verb (NO PURPOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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