Hang out – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To hang out something (or hang something out) is to suspend it outside for drying or airing. Informal.

Examples of use:

1. It’s a lovely sunny day. I think I will hang the rugs out to air.

2. Can you hang out the washing, please?

To hang out of a window, or other opening, is to lean out of it with part of your body inside and part of it outside.

Example of use

1. Don’t hang out of the window. You might fall.

To hang out is to spend a lot of time in a place or spend a lot of time with somebody, especially socially (with friends) and in a leisurely way.

Examples of use:

1. Shall we go and hang out on the beach?

2. Where have they gone? They’re hanging out at John’s house.

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

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

Who do you hang out with?

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