hang out


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

hang out

(of something) to be visibly coming out of something. Your shirt tail is hanging out of your pants. My shirttail was hanging out.
See also: hang, out

hang out

 (some place)
1. to spend time in a place habitually. Is this where you guys hang out all the time?
2. to spend time aimlessly; to waste time. Bill: What are you doing this afternoon? Tom: Oh, I'll just hang out. Kids hang out too much these days.
See also: hang, out

hang out

(with someone or something) to associate with someone or a group on a regular basis. She hangs out with Alice too much. I wish you would stop hanging out with that crowd of boys.
See also: hang, out

hang (something) out (of something)

to suspend something outside of something while it is attached to the inside of something. He hung the rope out of the window so he could escape the burning building. She ran to the window and hung the rope out.
See also: hang, out

hang out

1. Protrude downward, as in The dog's tongue was hanging out, or The branches hung out over the driveway. [c. 1400]
2. Display a flag or sign of some kind, as in They hung out the flag on every holiday. [Mid-1500s]
3. Reside, live, as in I've found a place downtown, and I'll be hanging out there beginning next week. [c. 1800]
4. Spend one's free time in; also, loiter, pass time idly. For example, They hung out around the pool parlor, or They spent the evening just hanging out. [Slang; mid-1900s]
5. hang out with. Keep company with, appear in public with, as in She's hanging out with her ex-boyfriend again. [Slang; second half of 1900s] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with hang out; let it all hang out.
See also: hang, out

hang out

v.
1. To suspend something outdoors or in an exposed way: The maid hung the clothes out to dry. We hung the socks out on the clothesline. My shirttails were hanging out when I got there.
2. To spend time with someone or at some place: My friends and I hung out at the mall.
See also: hang, out
References in periodicals archive ?
Players will meet Buffy's friends and foes at her typical hang outs, the Bronze Nightclub, the cemetery, Sunnydale High School and the library.
HANG OUTS Residents are spoilt with choice for international venues from the NEC to the Royal Agricultural Showground at Stoneleigh, near Kenilworth and historic Stratford-upon-Avon.
HANG OUTS Brewood Rotary Club was formed in 1990 and meets up once a week where activities and sports such as golf, games nights and walks are arranged.
Grill, seafood & oyster bar, with both indoor and outdoor dining along with entertainment and live music, topped off with our boardwalk set arcade,ideal restaurant for friendly hang outs or family gatherings.
He adds: "Then I figured that if I wanted to have a night out with these two I couldjust head down to Newz Bar, or one of the other celeb hang outs, and have a chat to them
And with more bars, cafes and late night hang outs than any other city in the world, Barcelona is a great choice for any night owls.