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hang around

  • 1verb + adverb (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 once he's decided, he won't hang around
    una vez que se decida, no va a andar con vueltas [colloquial]
  • 2verb + preposition + objectwe 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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