to bum around
bum um, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {bummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {bumming} (?).] [See {Boom}, v. i., to roar.] To make murmuring or humming sound. --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

{to bum around} to wander about idly or aimlessly. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bum\ around — v. phr. slang To aimlessly wander in no definite direction, like a vagabond. Jim had been bumming around in the desert for three days and nights before he was able to remember how he got there in the first place …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • bum — um, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {bummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {bumming} (?).] [See {Boom}, v. i., to roar.] To make murmuring or humming sound. Jamieson. [1913 Webster] {to bum around} to wander about idly or aimlessly. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bum — bum1 [ bʌm ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) AMERICAN someone without a job or place to live who asks people for money in the street 2. ) AMERICAN a lazy person 3. ) someone who spends all their time doing an activity or being in a place they enjoy: a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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