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hang out

1. verb To dangle from a particular place or thing. Hey, your scarf is hanging out of your bag and dragging on the ground.
2. verb To display or show something. I'm surprised that Mom hasn't hung out the flag yet—the Fourth of July is next week.
3. verb To dangle or hang something out of something in particular. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "hang" and "out." We hung the sign out the window so our neighbors would see it.
4. verb To spend time with one. Chelsea and I used to hang out a lot more before she started dating Drew.
5. verb To spend time in a particular place or area, often regularly. All the kids from my school hang out at the pizza shop down the street.
6. verb To engage in aimless recreation or frivolous time-wasting; to fool around. You need to stop hanging out with your friends and get your book report done.
7. verb To live somewhere. I've been hanging out in this part of the city for a few years now, so I'm ready to move on.
8. noun A place that one regularly spends time in, often idly. In this usage, the phrase is usually written as one word. My treehouse has become the hangout for all the kids in the neighborhood.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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hangout

(ˈhæŋɑʊt)
n. a place to loaf or hang (around). I dropped by one of his favorite hangouts, but he wasn’t there.
References in classic literature ?
The custom of the woolly-heads of burying their dead in the sea did not tend to discourage the sharks from making the adjacent waters a hangout. It was my luck to be coming aboard in a tiny, overloaded, native canoe, when the thing capsized.
The website offers background information as a way to help users choose a hangout based on their preferences and budget.
As new people join the steering committees, they also are connected to a Hangout prior to attending their first live meeting.
Once a Hangout is started and all participants are invited the MindMeister app can be added.
Now, a number of other ministers from the Congress are all set to follow Chidambaram's example by conducting a Hangout session.
To start a Hangout on Air broadcast, users need to begin with a normal Hangout and then choose the option to record the broadcast.
Longtime photographer John Butterill of Canada was new to Google+ when he took a sick friend on a "virtual photo walk" using a smartphone, a professional camera, and a hangout.
New features on uberlife include a hangout that creates an 'umbrella', capturing guest list, comments, check-ins and photos.
The new rollout of voice to Hangouts incorporates a lot of additional features from both pre-existing services, such as adding multiple phone numbers to the same Hangout call, hosting a Hangout with participants on video and just audio etc.
Additional features include: a hangout creates an "umbrella" capturing guestlist, comments, check-ins and photos that act as a digital memory capture; users can import their Facebook Likes, connect their Last.fm account and follow interest tags to receive nearby hangout recommendations; users earn a Connector Score when people who meet at their hangout start following each other; and members can follow others to receive notifications when they create hangouts nearby.
Since users are part of a Hangout, they can still see each other and conduct voice chats while controlling other person's computer.
You will be able to start a Hangout by clicking on the requisite button that will appear on top of your chat panel in Gmail.
"By adding the +Hangout Captions app, you can either connect live text from a professional transcriptionist to your Hangout, or type right into a text box yourself to transcribe a Hangout for your friends," Naomi Black, technical program manager for accessibility engineering said in a post on Google+.
Earlier, users needed to install a Hangouts plugin on their PC or smartphone.