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1. To linger some place without doing anything productive. There are always kids hanging around the diner after school.
2. To spend time with someone. I used to hang around with Chelsea a lot more before she started dating Drew.
3. In sports, to remain in a position to potentially win the game, despite being behind in the score. Even after being down by double digits, this team has found a way to hang around, and now they have the chance to take the lead in the final minute.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
in. to loiter; to waste away time doing nothing. Don’t just hang around. Get busy with something.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.