(to proceed, work etc slowly or to stand doing nothing in particular: They were loitering outside the ship.) drive, daffe
verb \/ˈlɔɪtə\/
surre, drive, daffe, slentre, stå og henge
loiter on one's way home
slentre hjemover
loiter outside a house
stå og henge utenfor et hus
loiter about drive omkring, drive dank
loiter away sløse vekk, kaste bort
loiter away one's time
kaste bort tiden sin
loiter with intent (britisk, jus, gammeldags) oppholde seg et sted i forbrytersk hensikt

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  • loiter — loi·ter / lȯi tər/ vi: to remain in or hang around an area for no obvious purpose; specif: to linger aimlessly for the purpose of committing a crime a statute forbidding any person from loiter ing on school grounds Merriam Webster’s Dictionary… …   Law dictionary

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