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mill around

(UK also mill about)
phrasal verb with mill uk   us   /mɪl/ verb [T]
If a group of people mill around, they move around with no particular purpose or in no particular direction, sometimes while waiting for someone: In the square, people were milling around in the sunshine.
Translations of “mill around”
in Chinese (Traditional) (一群人)漫無目的地亂轉,閒蕩…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一群人)无目的地乱转,闲荡…
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