Hang around – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To hang around somewhere is to spend time there doing very little.

Informal English.

This phrasal verb can also be hang round and hang about.

Examples of use:

1. Will you stop hanging around the kitchen and go and do something useful!

2. You go on ahead. I’ll hang around here and wait for William to arrive.

3. I’ve been hanging round all day waiting for the plumber to arrive.

infinitive
hang around
present simple
hang around and hangs around
-ing form
hanging around
past simple
hung around
past participle
hung around

Can you think of any ways to use the phrasal verb ‘hang around‘ in a sentence?

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