bum around


variants or British bum about
: to spend time relaxing in (a place) instead of working
I spent the whole day just bumming around the house.
: to spend time living and traveling in (a place) without a job or much money
After graduation, she bummed around Mexico for a while.

Examples of bum around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In search of a high-end beach town to bum around on the beach and indulge in cocktails? Kaitlyn McInnis, Travel + Leisure, 30 June 2023 Anne Marie and her crew bum around town, jockeying for waves, playing surf video games, pooling their last few pocket dollars for gas-station breakfasts. Darren Franich, EW.com, 17 Aug. 2022 The whole doctor thing was mostly an excuse for his disaffected protagonist to bum around the Hamptons on the periphery of the rich and famous, which made for a perfectly pleasant, beachy series. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 3 Nov. 2020

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“Bum around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bum%20around. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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