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English definition of “hang about/around”

hang about/around

informal phrasal verb with hang
 
/hæŋ/ verb (present participle hanging, past tense and past participle hung)
to spend time somewhere, usually doing little: Teenagers hang around on street corners.
(Definition of hang about/around from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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