From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhang out phrasal verb1informalSPEND TIME to spend a lot of time in a particular place or with particular people withI don’t really know who she hangs out with.Where do the youngsters hang out? →hangout2hang something ↔ outDHC to hangclothesoutside in order to dry themMy job was to hang out the washing.Hang the wet things out to dry.3let it all hang out informalRELAXED to relax and do what you like4hang somebody out to dry to not give someone support in a difficult situation, for example to let someone else get all the blame for something →hang→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hang out• You'll probably find Dave at the poolhall -- he often hangs out there.• I used to hang out with them when I was at college.hang with• Who does she usually hang out with?• Stone said he had also seen Davis drinking and hanging out with a group of people at WalnutPark on another day.• After all, who would you rather hang out with: Byron or Take That?• Charles, for his part, still gets to be king one day and presumably hang out with Camilla.• Why do I hang out with filmstars?• I spent a lot of time listening to records and just hanging out with friends.• We'd hang out with him all the time.• Moreover, he was hanging out withwriters and painters and rarely came home at night.Hang ... out to dry• Use it to wipe out opponents! Hang foes out to dry!let it all hang out• Was it possible to go too far, or should he just let it all hang out?• We let it all hang out.• My face resembled the back of one of those baboons who let it all hang out at mating time.• Now you can anonymously let it all hang outonline.• Each time you let it all hang out, you lower your threshold for doing it again.