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English definition of “stand around”

stand around

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