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bum around

1. To wander aimlessly. My brother still doesn't have a job or a home—he's just been bumming around and staying at friends' houses. Whenever I visit a new city, I like to bum around for a while on foot just to get a feel for the place.
2. To visit bars regularly. He doesn't bum around anymore—in fact, I heard he stopped drinking altogether.
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bum around (with someone)

to spend or waste a lot of time with a particular person. He used to bum around with Ted a lot. They bummed around together all summer.
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bum around

1. Loaf, wander idly, as in After graduating he decided to bum around Europe for a year. [Mid-1800s]
2. Frequent bars or nightclubs, as in Her father accused her of bumming around half the night and threatened to cut off her allowance . In the mid-1800s to bum was slang for going on a drinking spree. A century later, with the addition of around, it simply meant going to saloons or clubs.
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bum around

in. to wander around; to kick around. I thought I’d bum around for a few years before I settled down.
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Every day unnecessarily spent in idleness or bumming around in the malls (for those who have extra money to spend) represents a day's loss of productivity which cannot be fully recovered or compensated by overtime work.
I had nowhere to go, I was just bumming around, trying get money to eat.
There were no junkets then, no free tax-payers financed Hajjs or Umrahs, no bumming around in State (i.
The return of a manager in Rafael Benitez, who to be frank is far too good to be bumming around the second tier but is excited about doing so, and the addition at great expense of nine new signings who ought to bring the passion some who wore the black-and-white stripes lacked has seen to that.
Her wanderlust took her Down Under, then to Spain where she taught English ("Didn't last long, I couldn't spell") before she found herself on the hippy trail, bumming around Indonesia and rubbing shoulders with its indigenous tribes.
As for me, after making the rounds of private schools, I dropped out of college and, after a couple of years on the West Coast, was bumming around Europe.
Frye ("Foxcatcher") attended NYU after dropping out of college and bumming around Europe in the early 1980s--a time, he says, when the admission requirements were not stringent--and has taught screenwriting classes there periodically over the years.
Bumming around the house for a day or two will help avoid burnout.
I passed by the square and all I saw were unemployed youths bumming around," said Ali Abdullah, owner of a shop near Tahrir.
They realised I was serious and not bumming around.
Frank's ex bumming around on her holiday FRANKLY Elen, that looks a rear-ly bum way to remind your ex of what he's missing.
MARIA'S SLAPDASH STYLE: We like the colour and we like the print but Maria Goretti's easy, breezy jumpsuit is perfect for a day of bumming around in the countryside instead of attending city events in Mumbai.
I was bumming around, not feeling particularly good at anything but at the same time desperately wanting to and thinking 'You'll never reach your own goals you set for yourself'," he added.
I moved my residence from West Virginia to Montana, actually got paid to ride horses, did a little bumming around the southwest in the wintertime, and eventually fell in with Montana big game and varmint hunters.
There are 10 episodes of us when we were touring America and it's just us bumming around.