A phrasal verb is a verb followed by a preposition that has an idiomatic usage and meaning. Today, we will look at some commonly used phrasal verbs using hang.
When you want to encourage someone to keep positive, you can say, hang in there:
- Hang in there, Jane. I’m sure you’re going to find a new boyfriend soon.
Hang on means to wait for a short time. When you are walking down the street with a friend, you might say:
- Hang on. I want to run into the bank.
When you speak on the phone, and you want the person on the other end to wait, you can ask them to hang on:
- Hang on, Joe. I’ll call my mom to the phone.
When you finish the phone call, you need to hang up the phone.
When you hang out, it means you are relaxing and spending time not doing anything specifically.
- Do you want to hang out at my house tomorrow?
- I think everyone is hanging out at the pool hall tonight. Let’s go!
I know this is a lot to remember, so just hang in there. I am sure you’ll get the hang of phrasal verbs.
Where do you like to hang out?