loiter

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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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"Owen loitered with intent on the shoulder of the last defender, but never once sprung the offside trap though three times the decision against him was by a hairsbreadth."
Alongside Peter Crouch, one might have expected the giant to come deep for possession while Fowler loitered with intent on the shoulder of the last defender.
And there was more danger for the Red Dragons on eight minutes, Birch's raking cross smothered by Warhurst and Lawrence as Mayo loitered with intent.