mill around

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Verb1.mill around - be aboutmill around - be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
prowl, lurch - loiter about, with no apparent aim
2.mill around - move about in a confused mannermill around - move about in a confused manner  
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
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When the wind changes they hitch on some donkeys and actually turn the whole upper half of the mill around until the sails are in proper position, instead of fixing the concern so that the sails could be moved instead of the mill.
DECISIONS: New Brighton - or a transatlantic crossing - crowds mill around the old Pier Head landing stage, back in June, 1963; inset, right, the ECHO's new bookazine, River Mersey - Gateway to the World: the Landing Stage Story, which recalls the great days when liners plied a regular trade between Liverpool and New York