hang around

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hang around (third-person singular simple present hangs around, present participle hanging around, simple past and past participle hung around)

  1. (idiomatic) To stay, linger, or loiter.
    If you hang around after the show, you can meet the cast.
    • 2022 November 16, Paul Bigland, “From rural branches to high-speed arteries”, in RAIL, number 970, page 57:
      I would have liked to have hung around in Birmingham, but my connections are tight owing to a points failure, and I make the CrossCountry Class 170 to Derby by the skin of my teeth.
  2. (idiomatic) To spend time or be friends. (especially to hang around with someone)
    My daughter likes to hang around with older kids after school.