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Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 13

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 13

 

1. hand in sth or hand sth in
 to give a piece of written work to a teacher
 
Dictionary example:
  • Have you handed in your history essay yet?

 

 
2. hand out sth or hand sth out
 to give something to each person in a group or place
 
Dictionary examples:
  • The teacher asked her to hand out the worksheets.
  • They stood on the street corner handing out leaflets.
  • Dear Mr Dixon, I am writing to you in reply to the leaflet handed out to me during my last visit [to] your cinema.

 

 
3. hang about/around (swh)
 to spend time somewhere, usually doing very little
 
Dictionary example:
  • There's nowhere for teenagers to go so they just hang around on street corners.
  • It was great because the whole time I was able to ride my skateboard and hang around with my friends, and I had a lot of fun.

 

 
4. hang on
WAIT
 INFORMAL to wait for a short time
 
Dictionary examples:
  • Sally's on the other phone - would you like to hang on?
  • Do you need the toilet right now or can you hang on for a while?
  • Hang on a minute - I'll be with you in a moment!
  • If I were you, I would take my job with more calm and I wouldn't be nervous when talking on [the] telephone, hang[ing] on waiting for an answer.

 

 
5. hang out
 INFORMAL
 to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone
 
Dictionary examples:
  • You still hang out at the pool hall?
  • I've been hanging out backstage with the band.
  • For example, when I hang out with my friends, I love wearing a skirt.

 

 

Essential English Phrasal Verbs - Episode 13