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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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I'M concerned it's going to be tight between Liverpool and Spartak Moscow tomorrow night, and there might just be one or two squeaky bums around Anfield as my former club discovers its Champions League fate.
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They weren't waving their bums around and jiggling their tits and all that number.
Hunting for money to buy Tania a present, Mishka bums around town with his friend Garkusha (Andrei Panine), an amusing boozer who first gets him drunk, then involuntarily involved in "mugging" a stranger, stealing the gold earrings of a woman who turns out to be Tania's aunt from Ukraine.
The chef, bearing the dish, is led in by a piper and once they reach the top table a reader steps up to recite the Ode or Address to a Haggis written by Bums around 1786.