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Related to sit around: fits
1. To waste time sitting or relaxing idly (in, at, or near some place). I'm bored of just sitting around—let's go for a hike or something! If you're going to sit around the house all day, the least you could do is help me with a few chores. I know it means sitting around the airport for a couple hours, but I'd rather be too early than be in a panic about missing our flight.
2. To encircle something while sitting. We sat around the table brainstorming for the entire afternoon. The best part about camping is sitting around the campfire at night—why even go camping if we can't have a fire?
sit around (somewhere)
to sit somewhere and relax or do nothing; to sit idly somewhere. Tom likes to sit around the house in shorts and a T-shirt on hot days. Too many people are just sitting around doing nothing at my office.
sit around something
to be seated at the edge or perimeter of something. They sat around the camp fire for hours. We used to sit around the big kitchen table and talk.
to relax sitting; to waste time sitting. Don't just sit around! Get moving! I need to sit around every now and then and reorganize my thoughts.
To sit idly near a location: We sat around the airport waiting for our flight. I've been sitting around waiting for you for almost two hours.