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English definition of “wait around”

wait around

(UK also wait about) phrasal verb with wait     /weɪt/ verb [I]
to stay in a place and do nothing while you wait for someone to arrive or something to happen : We spent the whole day waiting around for something exciting to happen , but nothing did.WaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of wait around from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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