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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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The President made the offer after observing that groups opposing his campaign to clear the street of loiters have done nothing but criticize the government to get public attention.
'This young man called Ruto, you know, loiters aimlessly everywhere.
Rocket-launched from a ground vehicle, the Harpy loiters at around 6000 ft, unseen and unheard, then attacks the chosen emitter in a near-vertical dive.