hang about

hang about
intransitive verb Date: 1781 British hang 12

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  • hang about — phrasal verb Word forms hang about : present tense I/you/we/they hang about he/she/it hangs about present participle hanging about past tense hung about past participle hung about British informal 1) [intransitive/transitive] same as hang around… …   English dictionary

  • hang about — verb a) to stay, linger or loiter If you hang about after the show, you can meet the cast. b) to spend time or be friends (especially to hang about with someone) The stranger kept hanging about just inside the inn door, peering round the corner… …   Wiktionary

  • hang about — (Brit. informal).See hang around. → hang …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang about — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. hang around, haunt, roam; see frequent , loiter , wait 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hang about — Synonyms and related words: around, clasp, cling to, dangle, follow, follow at heel, follow close upon, follow the crowd, go with, hover over, huddle, hug, hug the shore, keep close to, lie by, march with, stand by, stay inshore, stay near,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hang about — linger, pass time, loiter; spend time with …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hang about! — Exclam. Wait a moment! Hold on! …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • hang about —  Wait. Loiter. Loaf …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hang about/hang around/hang out — [v] associate with; be residing in abide, affect, dally, frequent, get along with, haunt, have relations with, linger, live, loiter, reside, resort, roam, spend time, stand around, swell, tarry, waste time; concepts 114,226 Ant. condemn …   New thesaurus

  • hang about with — phrasal verb hang around with or hang about with [transitive] Word forms hang around with : present tense I/you/we/they hang around with he/she/it hangs around with present participle hanging around with past tense hung around with past… …   English dictionary

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