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hang out (2) Informal

Meaning: to spend time in a certain place, or with certain people

For example:

  • hang out After school, most of the kids hang out in front of the mall.

  • be hanging out I'm worried about my son. He's started hanging out with kids who smoke and drink.

Note: This informal phrasal verb is used mostly by teenagers and young adults.

Quick Quiz:

Gillian is going to all the places Lenny hangs out because she
  1. wants to find him
  2. doesn't want to see him
  3. is afraid of him

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