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English definition of “hang around (somewhere)”

hang around (somewhere)

(UK also hang about) phrasal verb with hang     /hæŋ/ verb
B1 to wait or spend time somewhere, usually for no particular reason: I spent most of my youth hanging around the bars of Dublin. I thought I'd hang around for a while and see if she comes.WaitingStaying and remaining
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