To break about is to pass time in an nonchalant or aimless way.
Synonyms: Messing around, fucking around, and in some context; loitering
Tanner needs to stop breaking about and do his homework.

I totally broke about yesterday at the mall because I didn't buy anything.

Hey, wanna come over later and break about at my house?
by TheQQQman November 29, 2012