Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hang around”

hang around

(UK also hang about) informal
verb uk phrasal verb with hang   /hæŋ/ us  
to move or do things slowly: Go and pack but don't hang around - we have to go in an hour.Slow and moving slowly
(Definition of hang around from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hang around?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Slow and moving slowly, but you might be interested in these topics from the Moving quickly and slowly topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hang around” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scrumpy

an alcoholic drink made from apples

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More