This page is about the phrasal verb hang aroundINFORMAL
Meaning: to spend time somewhere without doing anything usefulSynonym: hang about (British/Australian)
- hang around Are you just going to hang around the house all day, or are you going to go out and do something?
- hang around The local teenagers would hang around in the park for hours after school.
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Jimmy's mother didn't want him hanging around the house
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Contributor: Matt Errey