putter around

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Verb1.putter around - move around aimlessly
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
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She enjoyed staying up late when everyone had gone to bed so that she could clean up, putter around the house, play her music and even watch her favorite movies and drama series, undisturbed.
"Before this, I had never even won a $1 scratch-off lottery ticket," saying that a garage makeover was the stuff of his dreams because he loves to fix things and putter around in the garage.
I have a cabin up north, and I putter around there.
On weekends to go there and putter around the yard, sit on the dock and go fishing or at night watch the stars and relax, those are my favorite things.
Usually, I then go inside to putter around the house (meaning I might sit on the couch and watch TV while petting one of the cats), while my husband actually does the planting.
These phyllo nests are an impressive meal to make on a weekend, when you have time to putter around and be creative.
Those who putter around the garage on weekends fixing the lawn mower, changing a spark plug, or getting their hands dirty on other do-it-yourself projects are tinkering.