loiter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"loiter" in British English

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loiterverb [I]

uk   /ˈlɔɪ.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
to ​moveslowly around or ​stand in a ​publicplace without an ​obviousreason: A ​gang of ​youths were loitering ​outside the ​cinema. to go ​slowly, ​stopping often: Come ​straighthome and don't loiter, Alan.
loiterer
noun [C] uk   /r/  us   //
(Definition of loiter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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loiterverb [I]

 us   /ˈlɔɪ·t̬ər/
to ​stay in a ​publicplace without an ​obviousreason to be there: A ​group of ​teenagers were loitering ​outside the ​store.
loitering
noun [U]  us   /ˈlɔɪ·t̬ər·ɪŋ/
He was ​arrested for loitering.
(Definition of loiter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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