Definition of hang out in English:

hang out

  • 1(Of washing) hang from a clothes line to dry: the inhabitants fled with such haste that their washing is still hanging out
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    • Clean clothes were hanging out on washing lines in the gardens of houses.
    • They all provide shade, permit natural ventilation, and conceal air conditioning and washing hung out to dry.
    • I caught glimpses of the atriums those passageways opened onto, often with gardens, maybe statues, washing hanging out to dry.
  • 2Protrude and hang loosely downwards: chaps in jeans with their shirts hanging out
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    • He wore a light grey shirt, loosely hanging out and a pair of dark denim jeans.
    • He stood there, shirt hanging out, one hand holding a fag, the other sweeping the air as he described the fall of each wicket.
    • One day, it got stuck to my back and was hanging out the top of my pants.
  • 2.1 (hang out of) Lean out of: he was found after the collision hanging out of the defendant’s car
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    • Scores of office workers hung out of windows to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister as he arrived.
    • Soldiers with automatic rifles hung out of the windows waving us angrily aside.
    • Cathy hangs out of one of the car's blackened windows and waves graciously.
  • 4Australian /NZ Resist or survive in difficult circumstances; hold out.
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    • Okay, I’ll hang it out for a while but if this goes on much longer I’m out of here
    • If you love him and he treats you right when your together, hang it out a bit longer.
  • 4.1 (hang out for) Desire strongly; crave.
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    • But that's small change compared to former CEO Paul Batchelor, who's rumoured to be hanging out for $20 million.
    • There's an invitation I've been hanging out for.
    • No, it's the post-operative recovery that I'm hanging out for.
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