hang round/about

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hang round/about

British, informal
1 : to be or stay in a place for a period of time without doing much
  • We just hung round/about all afternoon, listening to music.
  • They hung round/about the theater after the play was over.
2 : to spend time relaxing, talking, or doing things with (someone) + with
  • She hangs round/about with older kids.
  • Who does he usually hang round/about with?

Word by Word Definitions

hang play
  1. : to fasten to some elevated point without support from below : suspend

  2. : to suspend by the neck until dead

  3. : to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension

  1. : the manner in which a thing is poised when suspended from above without support from below : the way in which a thing hangs (see 1hang)

  2. : declivity, slope

  3. : facility with or an understanding of something

round play
  1. : having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center

  2. : cylindrical

  3. : approximately round

  1. : around

  1. : something (such as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round

  2. : a knot of people

  3. : a circle of things

  1. : to make round

  2. : to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)

  3. : to pronounce with lip rounding : labialize

  1. : around

  2. : all during : throughout

  1. : whisper

  2. : to speak to in a whisper


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