hang around
transitive verb Date: 1847 to pass time or stay aimlessly in or at <
hung around the house all day
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hang\ around — • hang around • hang round v informal 1. To pass time or stay near without any real purpose or aim; loaf near or in. The principal warned the students not to hang around the corner drugstore after school. Compare: hang out(1) 2. To spend time or… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hang around — ► hang around 1) loiter; wait around. 2) (hang around with) associate with. Main Entry: ↑hang …   English terms dictionary

  • hang around ( … ) — ˌhang aˈround (…) derived (informal) to wait or stay near a place, not doing very much • You hang around here in case he comes, and I ll go on ahead. Main entry: ↑hangderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang around — index loiter Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hang around — verb be about (Freq. 7) The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square Who is this man that is hanging around the department? • Syn: ↑loiter, ↑lounge, ↑footle, ↑lollygag, ↑loaf, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang around — (in BRIT, also use hang about, hang round) 1) PHRASAL VERB If you hang around, hang about, or hang round, you stay in the same place doing nothing, usually because you are waiting for something or someone. [INFORMAL] [V P ing] He got sick of… …   English dictionary

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

  • hang around — v. (colloq.) (d; intr.) ( to spend time ) to hang around with (he likes to hang around with the boys down at the bar) * * * [ hæŋə raʊnd] (colloq.) (d; intr.) ( to spend time ) to hang around with (he likes to hang around with the boys down at… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hang around — verb a) to stay, linger or loiter If you hang around after the show, you can meet the cast. b) to spend time or be friends (especially to hang around with someone) My daughter likes to hang around with older kids after school …   Wiktionary

  • hang around — 1. to stay in a place. I don t like to hang around here after dark. He had stupidly hung around just to see what the cops were doing and ended up being arrested! 2. to be with another person. I hate hanging around with her in the mall. It s so… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hang around — {v.}, {informal} 1. To pass time or stay near without any real purpose or aim; loaf near or in. * /The principal warned the students not to hang around the corner drugstore after school./ Compare: HANG OUT(1). 2. To spend time or associate, *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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