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1‘we pottered down to the library’
amble, wander, meander, stroll, saunter, maunder
informal mosey, tootle, toddle
British informal mooch, bimble
North American informal putter
‘I spent Monday at home, just pottering about’
do nothing much, amuse oneself, tinker about, tinker around, fiddle about, fiddle around, footle about, footle around, do odd jobs
mess about, mess around, piddle about, piddle around, puddle about, puddle around
muck about, muck around, fanny about, fanny around
putter about, putter around, lollygag
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