hang around


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hang around be about "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square","Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.”
  • Christopher D. Furman
    Christopher D. Furman
    “If you want to be a winner, hang around with winners”
  • Robert Frost
    “Education is hanging around until you've caught on.”


In literature:

I've had just enough of you two hanging around Deolda.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
We'll let you hang around with us just the same!
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Now wrap the cloth around your waist and let it hang down in front.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
Strong and Kit got to their feet and crowded around the commander as the engineer pointed out the section on the huge map hanging on the wall.
"Treachery in Outer Space" by Carey Rockwell and Louis Glanzman
If I see you again, or hear of your hanging around the garrison, I'll settle your account in short order.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
They kept us hanging around here for half an hour, still under our own shell fire, and then we were marched back about three miles.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
You're hanging around the yards and standing in the shadows of cars and buildings half the night, watching employees.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
Hang around a while till I get my hand in.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Animals know it and hang around all the water holes.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
But we may be delayed by some one hanging around.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine

In poetry:

Mineself, I learn de English talk
Von time in Milwaukee,
I hang around de Antwerp dock,
Und hear vot I can see.
"The Hate Of Hans" by Abner Cosens
Around the sandy hollows on the heath
The blackberry vines in prickly clusters run,
And hang, a pendent hedge, where pools beneath
Lie winking in the sun.
"Four Miles From Any Town" by David Gow
Oh! how the song of joy, the sound
Of rapture thrills the leaguered camps
The tinkling showers like cymbals clash
Upon the late leaves of the ash,
And blossoms hang like festal lamps
On all the trees around.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
There 's music in the tempest's sound,
That darkly sweeps across the wave,
And hangs its shadowy pall around
The ship-wrecked sailor's ocean grave;
Where the wild waste of waters yell,
Through caverns deep and dark as hell!
"Ode To Music" by James Monroe Whitfield
Oh, think of us, if you will, you friends we leave at home,
A-listing like a log in the lone Atlantic foam;
Oh, think you of us now and then, ill-fitted and worse found,
A-hanging on the skirts of luck this weary world around.
"The China Sea" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Hush, child; it is a grateful sound,
That beating of the summer shower;
Here, where the boughs hang close around,
We'll pass a pleasant hour,
Till the fresh wind, that brings the rain,
Has swept the broad heaven clear again."
"A Presentiment" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Don't want wires hanging around.
Others would rather hang around home.
They tend to start leaving our area around now but with extra warm temperatures they are continuing to hang out and that is a very good thing for anglers.
The Longhorns looked like they were back with a 4-0 start and hanging around the top 10.
Being a Hollywood A-lister Brad is used to people hanging around and falling at his feet - but this takes it to a whole new level.
And Lil Wayne is hanging out around $95 million .
I need to fill a gap that has been hanging open around here for a long time.
Residents still hang around the Rehoboth boardwalk as businesses board up their windows in preparation for the approaching Hurricane Sandy, Sunday, Oct 28, 2012.
Here are some that have been hanging around waiting for me.
Guys are nice to hang around with when you're watching a ball game or telling lies, but if you want the juicy gossip and the truth you need to have friends that are girls.
Howard Smith/US PresswirePaul Pierce spent much of Game 3 hanging out around the rim.
Two brothers who own an Oldtown Salinas restaurant face attempted murder charges for allegedly beating a homeless man who upset them by hanging around their business into a coma.
The caller reported two or three homeless people hanging around a dumpster behind a smoke shop, being loud and swearing.
Jacksonville let class AA Hughes hang around for a long time.
If Miami-Dade prosecutors are to be believed, Faustin Denis is not the kind of guy you want hanging out around your city's contracts.

In science:

In order to achieve this, the walk can either move out to infinity, in which case the coloring must contain many long black intervals, or the walk can hang around the origin, in which case the coloring must contain a single white site close to the origin with two long black intervals on either side.
A crossover for the bad configurations of random walk in random scenery
Since the drift of the random walk is not too large, the best option is to hang around the origin.
A crossover for the bad configurations of random walk in random scenery
Let w be next neighbour after b in counter-clockwise order around v2 , and let r be the mobile (in R) hanging from w.
A simple formula for the series of bipartite and quasi-bipartite maps with boundaries
Of course, the structure of DNA came into existence billions of years ago, and it could be that what was relevant when life arose is not relevant now; i.e. the observed features are hanging around from a bygone era like the human appendix.
Testing Quantum Dynamics in Genetic Information Processing
This would be material that would ‘hang around’ the binary rather than being ejected.
Disks surrounding Cataclysmic Binaries