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hang around

verb

Definition of hang around

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to pass time or stay aimlessly in or at <hung around the house all day>



Examples of hang around

  1. <if you hang around until my husband gets home, you can meet him>



1847

First Known Use of hang around

1847


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