HyperDic: mill_about

English > 2 senses of the expression mill about:
VERBstativemill about, loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill aroundbe about
motionmill about, mill, mill aroundmove about in a confused manner
English > mill about: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe about.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsloiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill around
Narrowerprowl, lurchloiter about, with no apparent aim
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishacechar, dar vueltas, demorarse, entretenerse, holgazanear, merodear, perder el tiempo, permanecer, pulular, quedarse, vagar
Catalandemorar-se, dropejar, entretenir-se, gandulejar, pul·lular, voltar
English > mill about: 2 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove about in a confused manner.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsmill, mill around
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

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