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mope about (somewhere)

To spend or waste time (somewhere) in a brooding, listless state due to being upset, unhappy, dejected, etc. Primarily heard in UK. John's just been moping about the flat all day long ever since he lost his job. I know you're sad about being stood up by your date, but quit moping about and go do something with your evening!
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mope around

To spend or waste time in a brooding, listless state due to being upset, unhappy, dejected, etc. John's just been moping around the house all day long ever since he lost his job. I know you're sad around being stood up by your date, but quit moping around and go do something with your evening!
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mope around

to go about in a depressed state. Since her dog ran away, Sally mopes around all day. Don't mope around. Cheer up!
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mope

(mop)
1. n. a tired and ineffectual person. I can’t afford to pay mopes around here. Get to work or get out!
2. and mope around in. to move around slowly and sadly. He just mopes around all day and won’t eat anything. Stop moping and get moving.

mope around

verb
See mope
See also: around, mope
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One day I got a call from the preacher's daughter, a woman who had no interest in wusses or mopers.
158) Be at peace bloody flukes of doubters and sullen mopers, I take my place among you as much as among any, (Whitman, p.
He showed me his manuscript, a novel provisionally titled Morbid Mopers.
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The masses of mopers block off access for people who actually want to buy a magazine of their choice but can't because some browsing bonehead -- who has no intention of buying anything whats over -- is in the way.