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bum around

informal
verb [T] uk phrasal verb with bum   /bʌm/ (-mm-) slang us  
to spend time being lazy and doing very little: I wish you'd stop bumming around and start looking for a job.
Translations of “bum around”
in Chinese (Traditional) 閒逛, 無所事事…
in Russian бездельничать…
in Turkish tembel tembel oturarak zaman öldürmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闲逛, 无所事事…
in Polish obijać się…
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