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


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.
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.
But meanwhile, they do what they always do - hang around near the old buildings or on street corners.
And they continue to hang around the shop taunting him, his staff and family, and scaring customers away.
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.
But the main, and in some cases only reason is the hefty parachute payment they will receive if they hang around until an election is called.
hang around 1 : to be or stay (somewhere) in an idle or casual way <His friends like to hang around the mall.
I believe youngsters will just move to an area where they are not placed if they want to hang around and certainly will not bother a determined criminal.
All I can say is it's obvious that they don't live near shops where teenagers hang around outside kicking cans, talking very loud and intimidating any older passers-by.
In the Belle Vue area of Beechwood ward there have been four OAPs mugged in the last few months and residents tell me they see gangs of youths, day and night, crossing Marton Road from the direction of Grove Hill only to hang around on their street corners drinking, smashing bottles and even constructing dens behind Aldi and on the site of the former remand home on Farndale Road, leaving behind much litter and the usual drug material.
And a youth parish council has also been set up, chaired by 16-year-old Alex Keogh, of St Leonard's View, who said: "There is not enough to do in Dordon, so young people hang around on street corners.