Basic 124969 Folder Collection
After playing the video, you can click or select the word to look it up in the dictionary.
Report Subtitle Errors
Hey, everyone. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "Expressions
with 'HANG'". Today, we will be looking at one, two, three, four, five, six different
expressions that all use the word "hang" in some way. I hope some of them will be familiar,
and some of them will be new to you guys.
So, first up: "Hang on". The sentence says: "Could you hang on a minute?" When we see
"a minute", "hang on", clearly, we see this means to wait. Okay? So, "to hang on" means
to wait. Generally, we use "hang on" in the imperative form, which means we give a command.
So, if you're listening to a person tell a story and you want to say: 「Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hang on, hang on. Wait, wait, wait", also kind of like "stop" in this situation... And
if your friends are running away, and you're like: "Whoa. Hang on, hang on a minute. Hang
on a minute." Okay? So, this means wait. And usually it's given in a command form. Okay?
Next up we have: "Hang up". So, the sentences here say: "Did you hang up the phone?", "He
hung up on me." So, "to hang up" generally... All the time, actually, we use it to refer
to ending a phone call and clicking the end button. Okay? So, "to hang up" is to end a
phone call. And the important part here is to know you can use the preposition "on" if
someone hangs up on you. So, if I say: "He hung up on me", that means he ended the phone
call. Now, usually this is because the other person was angry or upset at you, so: "I can't
believe he hung up on me.", "I can't believe she hung up on me." Okay?
Next one is: "Hang out". So: "Do you want to hang out this weekend?" If you watch a
lot of movies or if you listen to music, anything related to pop culture, you have probably
heard this a lot, TV shows as well, and "to hang out" just means to spend time. Okay?
So, you hang out with your friends on the weekends. And hanging out means not doing
anything in particular, but just spending time with your friends. So, you can hang out
at someone's house, you can hang out at a coffee shop. So, just hang out. Spend time
together in a casual situation. Okay?
The next one is: "To hang around". So: "We're hanging around the mall." So, you're talking
on the phone, and your friend calls you and says: "Hey, where are you? We're looking for
you." And you say: "Oh, we're just hanging around the mall." So, "hang around" you might
think has a very similar meaning to "hang out" because you are spending time, but "hang
around" means you're spending time usually in one specific area, and usually it's because
you're wasting time and waiting for something else to happen. So, it does mean to spend
time in an area. Now, again, as I mentioned, usually you're waiting for something else
to happen when you're hanging around. So, you know, if you tell your friends: "Just
hang around here for five minutes. Just spend some time, kill the time here. Okay? And I
will be back. Just hang around this area."
Next is: "To hang in". And this is one that we definitely most often use in a command
form as well, imperative form. So: "Hang in (there) just a little longer." You'll notice
I put the term... The word "there" in parenthesis, in brackets, and this is because we often
use this with "hang in". So, if I say: "Hang in there", this means... Well, it means to
don't give up, keep surviving, keep fighting. So, "to hang in" means to continue, or to
survive, or to not give up. So, if you're watching a mixed martial arts fight, for example,
and one of the fighters in the fight, you know, you don't expect him to win and you
say: "Wow, it's round three. He has hung in for three rounds." So, he has hung in there
for three rounds, this means that he has survived. He is still going, continuing for th-, th-,
the third round. I'm sorry. My tongue is doing th-, th-, th-, things.
And, finally, the expression "to hang on someone's every word". So, for example: "I hung on the
professor's every word." This means you pay attention to, listen to, you're interested
in the person's every word. So, basically, this means to be interested in everything
or by everything a person has to say. Now, you can use this when you're listening to
a lecture, you can use this if you're listening to a politician, you know, give a speech and
you're just interested in everything a person has to say. Okay?
So, to quickly review: "Hang on" means to wait. "Hang up" means to end a phone call.
"Hang out" is to spend time, usually with friends casually. "Hang around", you're spending
time in one area; hanging around a doctor's office, hanging around the mall. "To hang
in" is to continue, to survive, to not give up; usually in an imperative form. So: "Hang
in there. Come on, hang in. Keep going. Don't give up." And "to hang on someone's every
word", you're interested and attracted to a person and everything that they have to
say, more specifically.
So, if you'd like to test your understanding of these six "hang" expressions, as always,
you can check out the quiz on
And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Bye.
    You must  Log in  to get the function.
Tip: Click on the article or the word in the subtitle to get translation quickly!


6 Phrasal Verbs with HANG: hang on, hang up, hang out...

124969 Folder Collection
Sam published on March 29, 2015    jj56812 translated    James reviewed
More Recommended Videos
  1. 1. Search word

    Select word on the caption to look it up in the dictionary!

  2. 2. Repeat single sentence

    Repeat the same sentence to enhance listening ability

  3. 3. Shortcut


  4. 4. Close caption

    Close the English caption

  5. 5. Embed

    Embed the video to your blog

  6. 6. Unfold

    Hide right panel

  1. Listening Quiz

    Listening Quiz!

  1. Click to open your notebook

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔