Meaning of “stand around” in the English Dictionary

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"stand around" in British English

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stand around

UK also stand about, stand round
phrasal verb with stand uk /stænd/ us /stænd/ verb stood, stood

(Definition of “stand around” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stand around

phrasal verb with stand us /stænd/ verb past tense and past participle stood /stʊd/

to stay in one place doing little or nothing:

We stood around in the cold for an hour.

(Definition of “stand around” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)