English version

mope around/about (something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmope around/about (something) phrasal verb British EnglishSAD/UNHAPPYto move around a place in a sad slow way, especially because you feel unhappy about the situation you are in She spends her days moping around the house. Stephen didn’t expect her to mope about while he was away on business. mope→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
mope around/about Jamie was moping around his flat, existing on cups of tea and stale bread toast.I spent the better part of my time moping around the house, too dejected to think about practicing my stunts.Instead of spending all day moping around the house, why not come help me pick beans?After all, have you seen me moping around the place recently, getting depressed, crying?Stephen didn't expect her to mope around while he was away on business.
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Verb table
mope
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymope
he, she, itmopes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymoped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave moped
he, she, ithas moped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad moped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mope
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have moped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam moping
he, she, itis moping
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you, we, theyare moping
Past
I, he, she, itwas moping
you, we, theywere moping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been moping
he, she, ithas been moping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been moping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be moping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been moping
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