To stand around is to spend time standing in the same place, doing nothing or very little.
Also – stand round or stand about.
Example of use:
The bus was late this morning so I had to stand around in the rain for half an hour.
infinitive – stand around
present simple – stand around and stands around
-ing form – standing around
past simple – stood around
past participle – stood around
See also, sit around and lie around
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