Antonyms for hung out

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No; with some strangers at the hotel where I have hung out for the last night or two.

Harry opened the window, and hung out of it gasping for breath.

Cousin Redfield had often hung out the clothes on it himself.

On the appointed day, a large flag was hung out at Liberty Tree.

The moose-skin, which was a good one, I hung out on the line to air.

When the wash was hung out there was not an inch to spare on either side.

Here, also, the clothes and a variety of other things are hung out to dry.

To allay their fright, we hung out our colours; but they would not trust us.

"If I 'd hung out, I might have got ten dollars more," said Skinner loftily.

He flirted the water from his hands and hung out of the doorway.


a fusion of Old English hon "suspend" (transitive, class VII strong verb; past tense heng, past participle hangen), and Old English hangian (weak, intransitive, past tense hangode) "be suspended;" also probably influenced by Old Norse hengja "suspend," and hanga "be suspended." All from Proto-Germanic *khang- (cf. Old Frisian hangia, Dutch hangen, German hängen), from PIE *kank- "to hang" (cf. Gothic hahan, Hittite gang- "to hang," Sanskrit sankate "wavers," Latin cunctari "to delay;" see also second element in Stonehenge). As a method of execution, in late Old English (but originally specifically of crucifixion).

Hung emerged as past participle 16c. in northern England dialect, and hanged endured only in legal language (which tends to be conservative) and metaphors extended from it (I'll be hanged). Teen slang sense of "spend time" first recorded 1951; hang around "idle, loiter" is from 1830, and hang out (v.) is from 1811. Hang fire (1781) was originally used of guns that were slow in communicating the fire through the vent to the charge. To let it all hang out "be relaxed and uninhibited" is from 1967.