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English definition of “hang around (somewhere)”

hang around (somewhere)

verb phrasal verb with hang  /hæŋ/ (past tense and past participle hung  /hʌŋ/) us  
to wait at a place, or to stay near a place or person, often for no particular reason: We were just hanging around the mall. She hangs around with some tough kids.
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