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loiter

Pronunciation: /ˈlɔɪtər; ˈlɔɪtə(r)/

Translation of loiter in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • perder* el tiempo, holgazanear he was loitering about the place andaba merodeando por allí to loiter with intent (British English/inglés británico) merodear con fines delictivos
    Example sentences
    • My only other complaint was the over-attentive waiters, who always seemed to be loitering somewhere nearby, waiting for something to happen or checking that everything was fine.
    • It turns out Risaku's mere hunch became reality and an assassin stood there, loitering in the doorway.
    • You're standing here loitering about in a very suspicious manner.

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