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HANG AROUND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hang around mean? 

HANG AROUND (verb)
  The verb HANG AROUND has 1 sense:

1. be about

  Familiarity information: HANG AROUND used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HANG AROUND (verb)


Sense 1hang around [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be about

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

footle; mill around; mill about; mess about; lollygag; loiter; lallygag; hang around; tarry; loaf; lounge; lurk; linger

Context examples:

The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square / Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

Hypernyms (to "hang around" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hang around"):

lurch; prowl (loiter about, with no apparent aim)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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