Translation of loiter in Spanish:

loiter

perder el tiempo, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈlɔɪtə//ˈlɔɪdər/

intransitive verb

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    perder el tiempo
    holgazanear
    he was loitering about the place andaba merodeando por allí
    • to loiter with intent merodear con fines delictivos
    • Be especially aware of strangers loitering around ATMs this time of year.
    • This was a place for lost souls to loiter, waiting for a judgment never to come.
    • Her eyes strayed to a biker loitering near his glitzy ride, all chrome and shiny metallic exhaust pipes.
    • Be aware of youths loitering near vehicles or at traffic lights
    • 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.
    • You're standing here loitering about in a very suspicious manner.
    • We found that parental males keep track of how many sneaker males they see loitering near their nests during spawning time.
    • I looked out of the window and could see three men loitering near the shop.
    • The thin man who had been loitering near the doorway slipped up to Umberto.
    • I engaged in mundane chit-chat and constantly asked dumb questions to just about anyone who happened to be loitering in the vicinity.
    • Even though I was used to this kind of thing, being that I was perpetually hanging around with Celia, I loitered near the door while she browsed.
    • Outside my window I could see Neil, my former team leader, loitering near the car park entrance.
    • I hold that one can loiter without being stationary.
    • Egg-laying hens loiter near their hen house and sometimes into the flowerbed.
    • During this hostile exchange, Nageku loitered near the buffet table and helped himself to some wine.
    • He said the police often received reports of young people loitering around street corners, but the fact is ‘they have a right to be there’.
    • He was a generally despicable character, always loitering near his betters like a poisonous cloud, seeking only to advance his own pathetic powers.
    • It turns out Risaku's mere hunch became reality and an assassin stood there, loitering in the doorway.
    • Nel had also been seen loitering near her home almost daily, standing there while watching her house.
    • A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the man, who lives in Little Horton, challenged the group of five or six youths he discovered loitering near his car.