2018년 6월 3일 일요일

Dic: mill// mill around, mill about

mill: n. & v. :

─. A mill is a building in which grain is crushed to make flour. (방앗간)
─. A mill is a factory used for making and processing materials such as steel, wool, or cotton.
─. To mill something such as wheat or pepper means to grind it in a mill.


mill around, mill about:

─. move about in a confused manner.

─. When a crowd of people mill around or mill about, they move around within a particular place or area, so that the movement of the whole crowd looks very confused.

  • Quite a few people milling about, but nothing was happening.
  • Dozens of people milled around Charing Cross Road and Denmark Street.

─. If a lot of people mill around, they move around a place in different directions without any particular purpose.
  • Crowds of students were milling around in the street.
  • There were a lot of people milling around the entrance.

─. mill. 2) vi. [of a group of people] to walk around in a general area without any particular aim or purpose.
  • The crowd was milling outside the exit.
   [usu + around or (BrE) about]
  • People were just milling around while they waited.

......... WordNet, Cobuild, LDOCE, Merriam-Webster Learner's

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