- hang out
- verbspend time in a certain location or with certain people-
She hangs out at the corner cafe• Derivationally related forms: ↑hangout• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s PP
* * *1) (of laundry) hang from a clothesline to dry2) (of a shirttail or other piece of clothing) protrude and hang loosely downward
with the front tucked in and the tail hanging out3) informal spend time relaxing or enjoying oneself
musicians hang out with their own kind
* * *hang out [phrasal verb]1 informal : to be or stay somewhere for a period of time without doing much
The gang hangs out at the corner store.
Our dog spends all his time hanging out [=hanging around] on the front porch.— see also ↑hangout2 hang out with (someone) informal : to spend time relaxing, talking, or doing something with (someone) : to hang around with (someone)
He spent a couple of days hanging out with his old friends.
I hung out the sheets to dry.4 hang (someone or something) out to dry informal : to leave (someone or something) in a helpless or unprotected state
When things got tough, the company hung us out to dry.• • •Main Entry: ↑hang
* * *ˌhang ˈout derived(informal) to spend a lot of time in a place
The local kids hang out at the mall.related noun ↑hang-outMain entry: ↑hangderived
Useful english dictionary. 2012.