Synonyms and Antonyms of hang about
1 to spend time doing nothing a London slum where lots of unemployed young men could be seen hanging about Synonyms of hang about bum, chill, dally, dawdle, dillydally, drone, footle, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle [British], kick around, kick back, laze, lazy, loaf, loll, lounge, veg outWords Related to hang about fiddle (around), fool, mess, monkey, muck, piddle, play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; doze, estivate (also aestivate), hibernate; lag, linger, loiter, poke, relax, rest, tarry; amble, mosey, saunter, stroll, swan; furlough, goldbrick, malinger, truantNear Antonyms of hang about drudge, grind, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg, plod, plow, plug, slave, sweat, toil, travail, work; apply, buckle (down); exert, put out
2 to spend time in aimless activity we'll be hanging about at the pub if you need us Synonyms of hang about doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), fiddle [British], kick around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifleWords Related to hang about dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; clown (around), horse around; diddle (with), tinkerNear Antonyms of hang about buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)
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