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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhang around
he/she/ithangs around
present participlehanging around
past tensehung around
past participlehung around
  1. 1
    hang around something to spend time in a place waiting or doing nothing

    I hung around outside, waiting for the others.

  2. 2
    not hang around to start doing something immediately

    Let’s not hang around or we’ll be late!

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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