Translation of hang around in Spanish:

hang around

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1v + adv (stay, wait idly) there's no point in hanging around: they're not coming back no vale la pena esperar, no van a volver I hung around to see what would happen me quedé por ahí para ver qué pasaba I've been hanging around all day waiting for her to call he estado todo el día aquí plantado, esperando que me llame he saw them hanging around outside los vio merodeando or rondando por allí he kept us hanging around for an hour nos tuvo esperando una hora mostly they just hang around on street corners pasan la mayor parte del tiempo en la calle, holgazaneando I don't like the people you hang around with no me gusta la gente con la que andas once he's decided, he won't hang around una vez que se decida, no va a andar con vueltas [familiar/colloquial]
  • 2v + prep + o we hung around the town for a few days nos quedamos unos días dando vueltas por la ciudad he's always hanging around the bar siempre anda rondando por el bar
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