hang out

hang out

To spend a lot of time in a place or with someone

بیرون زدن، گشتن


I don’t really know who she hangs out with.

من واقعا نمیدونم اون با کی میگرده.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

hang out

hang out phrasal verb (see also ↑hang)
1. informal to spend a lot of time in a particular place or with particular people
hang out with
I don’t really know who she hangs out with.
Where do the youngsters hang out? ⇨ ↑hangout
2. hang something ↔ out to hang clothes outside in order to dry them:
My job was to hang out the washing.
Hang the wet things out to dry.
3. let it all hang out informal to relax and do what you like

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

hang out

ˌhang ˈout derived
(informal) to spend a lot of time in a place
• The local kids hang out at the mall.

related noun  hang-out

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition

hang out informal — phrasal verb with hang / hæŋ / verb

B1 to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone:

You still hang out at the pool hall?

I've been hanging out backstage with the band.

© Cambridge University Press 2013

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary

hang out
If you hang out clothes that you have washed, you hang them on a clothes line to dry.
I was worried I wouldn’t be able to hang my washing out.
PHRASAL VERB: V n P, also V P n (not pron)

If you hang out in a particular place or area, you go and stay there for no particular reason, or spend a lot of time there. (mainly AM INFORMAL)
I often used to hang out in supermarkets...
We can just hang out and have a good time.
PHRASAL VERB: V P adv/prep, V P

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Dictionary: 


1hang /ˈhæŋ/ verb hangs; hung /ˈhʌŋ/ or in sense 3 hanged; hang·ing
1 a : to attach or place something so that it is held up without support from below

[+ obj]

• He hung the painting on the wall.
• We hung paper lanterns from the trees.
• My grandmother used to hang the wash on a clothesline.

[no obj]
• A photograph of her family hangs on the wall.
• Several of her paintings are hanging in the Museum of Modern Art.
• Your coat is hanging in the closet.
• The curtains hang all the way (down) to the floor.
- see also hang up 2 (below)
b [+ obj] : to decorate (a surface) by hanging something (such as a picture) on it - usually used as (be) hung
• The walls are hung with paintings. [=there are paintings hanging on the walls]
c [+ obj] : to put (wallpaper) on a wall
• They plan to hang wallpaper in the hallway.
2 [no obj] : to be in a lowered position
• He let his arm hang down into the water.
• We hung [=leaned] over the side of the boat and waved.
• Her hair hung loose/limply.
3 past tense and past participle usually hanged
a : to kill (someone) by using a rope that goes around the neck and holds the person's body in the air without any support from below

[+ obj]

• They will hang him in the county jailhouse.
• He was hanged for his crimes.
• He hanged himself.

[no obj]

• He hanged for his crimes.
b old-fashioned
- used to express surprise, anger, etc.
• We need those supplies now, hang the cost! [=we need them no matter how much they cost]
I'll be hanged if I'll do anything to help him. [=I won't do anything to help him]
4 [no obj] : to float over a place or object for a long time
• Storm clouds were hanging low overhead.
• Smoke hung above the crowd.
• The smell of perfume hung in the air around her.
5 [no obj]
- used to say that a decision has not yet been made
• The decision is still hanging.
- see also hung jury, hung parliament
6 [no obj] US informal : to be or stay somewhere for a period of time without doing much
• We were hanging [=hanging around/out] at Suzee's.
7 [+ obj] chiefly US informal : to make (a turn) especially while driving
Hang a right at the stoplight.
8 [no obj] baseball of a pitch : to fail to curve in the desired way
• a hanging curveball
a peg to hang something on
- see 1peg
hang around or Brit hang about/round [phrasal verb] informal
1 hang around/about/round or hang around/about/round (a place) : to be or stay in a place for a period of time without doing much
• We just hung around all afternoon, listening to music.
• They hung around the theater after the play was over.
2 hang around/about/round with (someone) : to spend time relaxing, talking, or doing things with (someone)
• She hangs around with older kids.
• Who does he usually hang around with?
hang back [phrasal verb]
1 : to be or stay behind others
• The little girl followed the older children but hung back a little.
2 : to be unwilling to do something because of nervousness, fear, etc.
• When there's work to be done, she doesn't hang back.
hang by a thread : to be in a very dangerous situation or state : to be very close to death, failure, etc.
• The patient's life was hanging by a thread. [=the patient was very close to dying]
hang fire chiefly Brit : to be delayed
• The project has been hanging fire for several years.
• The decision is hanging fire.
hang in [phrasal verb]
1 chiefly US informal : to keep working or trying in a difficult situation
• She says she'll hang in until she makes the business work.
• She did her best to hang in against some of the more experienced swimmers.
- often used in the phrase hang in there
Hang in there, kid! Don't quit!
2 hang in the air : to be incomplete or uncertain
• The design of the new currency is still hanging in the air.
hang loose
- see 2loose
hang on [phrasal verb]
1 : to keep happening or continuing
• He had a terrible cold that hung on all spring.
2 : to wait or stop briefly
• “Can we go now?” “Hang on, I'll be ready in just a minute.”
3 hang on or hang on (to) (someone or something) : to hold or grip someone or something tightly
Hang on or you'll fall!
Hang on tight!
• The children hung on his arm.
Hang on to your purse.
• The children hung on to his arm.
4 hang on to (something) : to keep (something)
• You should hang on to those old coins; they could be valuable.
5 a hang on (something) : to be determined or decided by (something) : to depend on (something)
• The decision hangs on one vote.
b hang (something) on (something) : to base (a story, theory, etc.) on (something)
• There weren't enough facts on which to hang a newspaper story.
• You can't hang your case on her testimony.
6 hang on someone's every word : to listen very carefully or closely to (someone)
• The children hung on the teacher's every word.
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 hangout
2 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.
3 hang (something) out or hang out (something) : to hang (something wet) outside to dry
• I hung the laundry out on the clothesline.
• 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.
hang out your shingle
- see 1shingle
hang over [phrasal verb] hang over (someone) : to be a threat or danger to (someone) : to cause (someone) to feel worried or guilty
• They are glad that the deadline is no longer hanging over them.
• I can't relax with that test hanging over my head. [=I can't relax until after I take that test]
- see also hangover
hang tight [phrasal verb] US informal : to wait before doing anything
• Investors are being advised to hang tight until the stock market rebounds.
hang together [phrasal verb] informal
1 : to stay with someone
• If we just hang together a while longer, I know that we can work out our problems.
2 : to work in a logical and effective way
• The movie starts out well, but the story doesn't hang together after the first hour.
hang tough chiefly US informal : to keep working or trying to succeed in a difficult situation
• The team hung tough through the whole game, but lost in the end.
hang up [phrasal verb]
1 hang up or hang up (something) or hang (something) up : to end a telephone connection by putting the handset on its base or by turning the telephone off
• “Is he still on the phone?” “No, he hung up.”
• Let me talk to her before you hang up the phone.
- often + on
• I can't believe he hung up on me! [=that he suddenly hung up while I was talking to him on the phone]
2 hang (something) up or hang up (something) : to put (something) on a hook or hanger
Hang up your coat, please.
- see also 1hang 1a (above)
3 hang up (something) informal : to stop doing (something) : to finish using (something) for the last time - used figuratively
• She decided to hang up her running shoes [=she decided to quit running] and to start riding her bike instead.
4 hang it up US informal : to stop doing something
• After all this time, you're just going to hang it up? [=quit]
- see also hung up
hang with [phrasal verb] hang with (someone) US informal
1 : to spend time with (someone)
• He's just been hanging with his friends.
2 : to stay close to (someone) : to keep up with (someone)
• He hung with the leaders for the first half of the race, but then he began to fall behind.
hang your hat
- see hat
hang your head : to have your head turned downward because of shame or embarrassment
• He hung his head in shame.
let it all hang out
- see 1let
thereby hangs a tale
- used to suggest that there is a story about something that has just been mentioned
• I realized where I had seen him before—and thereby hangs a tale.

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