hang around


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Verb1.hang around - be abouthang around - be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
prowl, lurch - loiter about, with no apparent aim

hang

verb
1. To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below:
2. To execute by suspending by the neck:
Informal: string up.
Slang: swing.
3. To remain stationary over a place or object:
phrasal verb
hang around
1. To visit regularly:
Slang: hang out.
2. To be with as a companion:
Slang: hang out.
Idiom: rub elbows.
phrasal verb
hang on
1. To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:
depend on (or upon), hang upon, hinge on (or upon), rest on (or upon), turn on, turn upon.
2. To continue without halting despite difficulties or setbacks:
Idioms: hang in there, keep going , keep it up.
phrasal verb
hang out
1. Slang. To visit regularly:
2. Slang. To be with as a companion:
Idiom: rub elbows.
phrasal verb
hang over
To be imminent:
phrasal verb
hang up
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
phrasal verb
hang upon
To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:
depend on (or upon), hang on, hinge on (or upon), rest on (or upon), turn on, turn upon.
noun
Informal. The proper method for doing, using, or handling something:
References in classic literature ?
Some would hang around the necks, or rather on the breasts of their horses, the most precious ornaments they had obtained from the white men; others interwove feathers in their manes and tails.
You won't go back to your ships and sea; therefore, you'll hang around these pest-holes of cities until your bones are rotten, and then you'll die."
"I'm sure you've heard the old saying that your income will be the average of the five people you hang around with the most.
"It's up to the player, whether he wants to hang around here, or whether he wants to go and play football, which is what his profession is.
I was not too sure if I should hang around with a three-year-old.
But meanwhile, they do what they always do - hang around near the old buildings or on street corners.
And he will hang around, of course - PS280,000-a-week keeps you toasty warm.
"If we can hang around those two we'll be close." looks we might be up "Dunfermline are the team to win it for me over 36 games and it would be a travesty for them if they didn't because they and Morton are full-time.
ARLINGTON, VA.: Some theatres have a problem with succession: Founding leaders may hang around too long, even meddle in the affairs of their successors.
"However, in recent months, there has been a downward trend on the rates of return these bonds promise, resulting in savers rushing to secure the best deals, which is why today's bonds hang around for an average of 30 days."
None of my friends have an ASBO but if we are out we have nothing to do so have to hang around on the streets.