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wait around

( UK also wait about)
verb [I] uk phrasal verb with wait   /weɪt/ us  
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.
Translations of “wait around”
in Chinese (Traditional) 乾等著, 無所事事地等…
in Chinese (Simplified) 干等着, 无所事事地等…
(Definition of wait around from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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