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1Loiter; wait around.‘undercover officers spent most of their time hanging around bars’
loiter in, linger in, wait around in, spend time in, loaf, loaf about in, loaf around in, lounge, lounge about in, lounge around inView synonyms
- ‘Reporters hung about the docks, waiting for released convicts to land.’
- ‘Should more be done to stop teenage gangs hanging around the streets?’
- ‘We hung around at the beach, in local parks, and at each other's houses.’
- ‘So you don't believe in hanging around waiting for something big to come your way?’
- ‘Some bored looking folks were hanging about as if waiting for a protest to happen.’
- ‘There's no way I'm going to hang around waiting for them to sober up and stagger off.’
- ‘I hang around outside the door waiting for Paul until a security guard drives up to check on me.’
- ‘You cannot just expect a barrister to hang around waiting for you if you do not sort out your problems with your solicitor.’
- ‘The kids were just hanging around waiting for something to happen.’
- ‘I hang around, waiting for other parents or teachers to clear up the story for me.’
- ‘He hung around the locked gates trying to beg a taxi fare home.’
- ‘A group of teens were hanging around on a low stone wall.’
- ‘She would then have to hang about waiting for me in the library until I was ready to go.’
2Associate with (someone)‘he never hangs around with that gang’→ hang
associate, mix, go around, keep company, spend time, mingle, socialize, fraternize, consort, rub shouldersView synonyms
- ‘Jack loves hanging around with all these millionaires, because it makes him feel important.’
- ‘This will show your date that you are active and fun to hang around with.’
- ‘People tend to dress to suit the people they want to hang around with.’
- ‘Everyone at school had a group to hang around with.’
- ‘We're very pleased the police caught somebody and the fact that he went to court will make an example of him to the people he hangs around with.’
- ‘Also, look around and decide if these are the kind of people you want to hang around with since they seem to be taking away your self confidence.’
- ‘She's been very canny about who she's been hanging around with and where she's been over the past few months.’
- ‘Maybe he just liked hanging around with all the important people.’
- ‘Trying to place her face, I asked her who she hung around with in school.’
- ‘The guy hangs around with very shady characters everywhere he goes.’
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