hang\ about

hang\ about
1. I
1) coll. he was hanging about он ничего не делал, а просто слонялся; don't go away, hang about не уходи. поболтайся /побудь/ здесь
2) storm (rain, illness, cold, etc.) hangs about надвигается буря и т. д. there's thunder hanging about чувствуется приближение грозы
2. II
hang about for some time he's always hanging about here вечно он здесь крутится; hang about all day слоняться весь день; why not keep him hanging about for a while? почему бы ему здесь немного не подождать?
3. XVI
hang about at some place hang about at street corners околачиваться на улице; hang about in (on) smth. he hung about in an agony of indecision он ждал, терзаясь нерешительностью; he hung about on the chance of her giving him another ride home он болтался там, надеясь, что она снова подвезет его домой

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  • hang about — verb a) to stay, linger or loiter If you hang about after the show, you can meet the cast. b) to spend time or be friends (especially to hang about with someone) The stranger kept hanging about just inside the inn door, peering round the corner… …   Wiktionary

  • hang about/hang around/hang out — [v] associate with; be residing in abide, affect, dally, frequent, get along with, haunt, have relations with, linger, live, loiter, reside, resort, roam, spend time, stand around, swell, tarry, waste time; concepts 114,226 Ant. condemn …   New thesaurus

  • hang about with — phrasal verb hang around with or hang about with [transitive] Word forms hang around with : present tense I/you/we/they hang around with he/she/it hangs around with present participle hanging around with past tense hung around with past… …   English dictionary

  • hang about — (Brit. informal).See hang around. → hang …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang about — intransitive verb Date: 1781 British hang 12 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hang about — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. hang around, haunt, roam; see frequent , loiter , wait 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hang about with — ˌhang a ˈround with ˌhang a ˈbout with british [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hang around with he/she/it hangs around with present participle hanging around with …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang about with somebody — ˌhang aˈbout with sb derived (BrE) (NAmE ˈhang with sb) (informal) to spend a lot of time with sb Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang about — Synonyms and related words: around, clasp, cling to, dangle, follow, follow at heel, follow close upon, follow the crowd, go with, hover over, huddle, hug, hug the shore, keep close to, lie by, march with, stand by, stay inshore, stay near,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hang about — linger, pass time, loiter; spend time with …   English contemporary dictionary

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