mill around


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mill around

 and mill about
to wander or move around aimlessly within a small area. Everyone was milling around, looking for something to do. The students milled about between classes.
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He goes to hospitals and medical camps in Sierra Leone, where people whose arms were chopped off by the rebels mill around traumatized.
Another half-dozen teenagers mill around the weight room, casting glances at themselves and one another in the mirror.
The teens, ranging in age from 14 to 19, mill around gossiping for a few more minutes before a counselor, Cary Quashen, calls them to order.