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loiter around

to idle somewhere; to hang around. Stop loitering around! Get going! The kids were loitering around for most of the summer.
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loiter over something

to dawdle or linger over something. Don't loiter over your meal. I want to start the dishwasher. I wish you wouldn't loiter over your chores.
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loiter something away

to idle away a period of time. Those boys will loiter half their lives away. They loitered away their summer vacation.
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References in classic literature ?
Now, when we come to St Paul's churchyard,' pursued Eugene, 'we'll loiter artfully, and I'll show you the schoolmaster.
Rocket-launched from a ground vehicle, the Harpy loiters at around 6000 ft, unseen and unheard, then attacks the chosen emitter in a near-vertical dive.
When an object violates a rule, for example, a small boat loiters next to a ship, a bag is left unattended in an airport terminal or a shopper displays characteristics of shoplifting, the software alerts security personnel by phone, pager, email or an alert console.
When an object violates a rule, for example, a small boat loiters next to a ship or a bag is left unattended at a cruise ship terminal, the software alerts port security personnel by phone, pager, email or an alert console.
a small boat loiters next to a ship, a bag is left unattended in an airport terminal or a shopper displays characteristics of shoplifting) the software alerts security personnel by phone, pager, e-mail or an alert console.
When an object violates a rule, for example, when a small boat loiters near a ship or an airport passenger enters an off-limits area, the software alerts security personnel by phone, pager, email or an alert console.