hang out

verb
spend time in a certain location or with certain people
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She hangs out at the corner cafe

Derivationally related forms: ↑hangout
Hypernyms: ↑frequent, ↑haunt
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP

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1) (of laundry) hang from a clothesline to dry
2) (of a shirttail or other piece of clothing) protrude and hang loosely downward

with the front tucked in and the tail hanging out

3) informal spend time relaxing or enjoying oneself

musicians hang out with their own kind

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hang out [phrasal verb]
1 informal : to be or stay somewhere for a period of time without doing much

The gang hangs out at the corner store.

Our dog spends all his time hanging out [=hanging around] on the front porch.

— see also hangout
2 hang out with (someone) informal : to spend time relaxing, talking, or doing something with (someone) : to hang around with (someone)

He spent a couple of days hanging out with his old friends.

3 hang (something) out or hang out (something) : to hang (something wet) outside to dry

I hung the laundry out on the clothesline.

I hung out the sheets to dry.

4 hang (someone or something) out to dry informal : to leave (someone or something) in a helpless or unprotected state

When things got tough, the company hung us out to dry.

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Main Entry:hang

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ˌhang ˈout derived
(informal) to spend a lot of time in a place

The local kids hang out at the mall.

related noun hang-out
Main entry:hangderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hang out — ► hang out informal spend time relaxing or enjoying oneself. Main Entry: ↑hang …   English terms dictionary

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  • hang out — (v.) c.1400, in literal use. Colloquial meaning to be found is recorded from 1811. As a noun (often hangout) residence, lodging attested from 1893 …   Etymology dictionary

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