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  • v. To spend time doing nothing in particular.

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  • v. spend time in a certain location or with certain people


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  • As always, when we arrived at Shutters, Noelles parents split off to hang out with the other parents, while Noelle and I joined Kiran, Taylor, Tiffany, and Amberly, who already were seated at a table in the center of the patio, a few spots away from the Ryans & Friends table.

    Paradise Lost

  • Occasionally, Quincy, Jackson, Wes, and Delante would come and hang out with us.

    Decoys, Inc.

  • In the summer we used to always go to Tybee Island and hang out on the beach.

    The Office girls

  • Aunt Klava smells of tobacco, and when I hang out in the hallway, I see her puffing on a cigarette on a stair landing, near the toilet.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • We could make like George and Martha Washington and hang out in Old Town Alexandria, browse the art galleries and record stores, talk in Ye Olde Jivespeak that only the two of us understand.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • Its justI came down here to hang out with my friends, and I feel like Im neglecting them.

    Paradise Lost

  • In France, Louis XVI, upon hearing of the surrender, ordered a Te Deum to be sung in the Metropolitan Church in Paris, while the city administration directed that “all the bourgeois inhabitants” hang out lanterns in front of their homes.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Or that Aya Fuse was a face-missing extra that nobody would want to hang out with, much less someone famous and beautiful?


  • Usually after rehearsal, the guys in the band like to go hang out at one of the clubs on Red River Street.

    She’s Got the Beat

  • It began with his separating himself from others, missing school in order to hang out at the Circle K, not speaking at home, painting his windows black—black! not a shred of light allowed in—refusing to care for or about his pets, hiding from his family in the overgrown culvert behind their house, that harsh place full of thistle and weed and trash, nothing like the snow-covered hills Ann now overlooked.

    Some Fun


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  • Before they separated, however, that gentleman and Mr. Benjamin Allen drew Mr. Pickwick aside with an air of some mystery; and Mr. Bob Sawyer, thrusting his forefinger between two of Mr. Pickwick's ribs, and thereby displaying his native drollery, and his knowledge of the anatomy of the human frame, at one and the same time, inquired--

    'I say, old boy, where do you hang out?'

    Mr. Pickwick replied that he was at present suspended at the George and Vulture.

    'I wish you'd come and see me,' said Bob Sawyer.

    - Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1840), ch. XXX

    February 21, 2009