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What's "mope around" mean?

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Rebecca

"Mope around" is a phrasal verb that means to do things or move around without energy or purpose because you're unhappy or disappointed. Ex: Jimmy was moping around all day after I told him we aren't going away for vacation anymore. Ex: Can you stop moping around and help me make dinner? Ex: He moped around the office for a bit, and then after lunch he was back to his cheery self.

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