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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.
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stand around

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