Definition of hang around or round or British about in English:

hang around (or round or British about)

  • 1Loiter; wait around: undercover officers spent most of their time hanging around bars
    More example sentences
    • So you don't believe in hanging around waiting for something big to come your way?
    • Some bored looking folks were hanging about as if waiting for a protest to happen.
    • I hang around, waiting for other parents or teachers to clear up the story for me.
    Synonyms
    loiter in, linger in, wait around in, spend time in, loaf (around/about) in, lounge (around/about) in; waste time, kill time, mark time, while away the/one's time, dally; kick one's heels, cool one's heels, twiddle one's thumbs; frequent, be a regular visitor to, be a regular client of, haunt
    informal hang out in
  • 1.1 informal Wait: [in imperative]: hang about, you see what it says here?
    More example sentences
    • Hang about. Didn't you used to play American football?
    • Hang about - this isn't going to work - better quit while we're only a bit behind.
    • Hang about a second - the reason why the price of CDs has fallen so sharply between 1983 and 1996 isn't because a generous recording industry started price cutting in the consumers interest.
    Synonyms
    wait, hold on, wait a minute
    informal hang on, hold your horses
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