hang out

See also: hangout

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IPA:/hæŋ aʊt/

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

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic, slang) To spend time doing nothing in particular.
    After the film, do you want to go hang out?
    He hung out with his friends all day yesterday.
    • 2012 August 21, Ed Pilkington, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The sisters, and their cousin Thomas Cummins, had gone onto the bridge that night to see a poem Julie Kerry had painted on it, and as they did so they bumped into Clemons and three other young men who were hanging out there.
  2. (intransitive, idiomatic, slang) To lodge or reside.
  3. (dated, informal) To be unyielding; to hold out.
    The juryman hangs out against an agreement.
  4. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see hang,‎ out.
    When a dog pants, its tongue often hangs out of its mouth.

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