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loiter

v. to linger or hang around in a public place or business where one has no particular or legal purpose. In many states, cities, and towns there are statutes or ordinances against loitering by which the police can arrest someone who refuses to "move along." There is a question as to whether such laws are constitutional. However, there is often another criminal statute or ordinance which can be applied specifically to control aggressive begging, soliciting prostitution, drug dealing, blocking entries to stores, public drunkenness, or being a public nuisance.

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Eduardo entered the female toilet on the basement floor of Manly Plaza in Quarry Bay, as per the police complaint, and loitered there.
Upon reaching a gross weight with an acceptable two engine rate of climb, I loitered the No.
The closure ends what Fleener said was a decadelong struggle with the street people who trespassed, loitered and dealt drugs near the cafe.