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1. To linger some place without doing anything productive. There are always kids hanging around the diner after school, as if they don't have any homework to do.
2. To spend time with someone. I used to hang around with Chelsea a lot more before she started dating Drew.
hang around (with someone)and go around (with someone)
Fig. to spend a lot of time with someone; to waste away time with someone. John hangs around with Bill a lot. They've been going around with the Smiths.
(some place) to loiter some place; to be in a place or in an area, doing nothing in particular. Why are you hanging around my office? It's comfortable here. I think I'll hang around here for a while.
1. Spend time idly, loiter, as in Every afternoon they could be found hanging around the mall. [Mid-1800s] Also see hang out, def. 4.
2. Keep company or consort with someone, as in The younger campers loved to hang around the older ones. [Mid-1800s] Also see hang out, def. 5.
in. to loiter; to waste away time doing nothing. Don’t just hang around. Get busy with something.