Meaning of “hang out” in the English Dictionary

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"hang out" in British English

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hang out

informal
phrasal verb with hang uk /hæŋ/ us /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.

More examples

  • They spent the whole day hanging out by the pool.
  • I don't know why he hangs out with James, they've got nothing in common.
  • Haven't you got anything better to do than hang out at the shopping centre?
  • They enjoyed hanging out with each other when they were kids.

(Definition of “hang out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hang out" in American English

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hang out

infml
phrasal verb with hang us /hæŋ/ verb past tense and past participle hung /hʌŋ/

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

Who is he hanging out with these days?

(Definition of “hang out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)