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hang

 (hăng)
v. hung (hŭng), hang·ing, hangs
v.tr.
1. To fasten from above with no support from below; suspend: hung the hat on a peg.
2. To suspend or fasten so as to allow free movement at or about the point of suspension: hang a door.
3. past tense and past participle hanged (hăngd)
a. To execute by hanging: They hanged the prisoner at dawn.
b. Used to express exasperation or disgust: I'll be hanged! Hang it all!
4. To alter the hem of (a garment) so as to fall evenly at a specified height.
5. To furnish, decorate, or appoint by suspending objects around or about: hang a room with curtains.
6. To hold or incline downward; let droop: hang one's head in sorrow.
7. Informal To make (a turn in a specific direction): At the next intersection, hang a right.
8.
a. To attach to a wall: hang wallpaper.
b. To display by attaching to a wall or other structure: hung four new paintings in the foyer.
9. Informal To give (a nickname or label) to someone.
10. To deadlock (a jury) by failing to render a unanimous verdict.
11. Baseball To throw (a pitch) in such a manner as to fail to break.
12. Computers To cause (a computer system) to halt so that input devices, such as the keyboard or the mouse, do not function.
v.intr.
1. To be attached from above with no support from below.
2. To die as a result of hanging.
3. To remain suspended or poised over a place or an object; hover: rain clouds hanging low over the corn fields.
4. To attach oneself as a dependent or an impediment; cling.
5. To incline downward; droop.
6. To depend: Everything hangs on the committee's decision.
7. To pay strict attention: a student who hangs on the professor's every word.
8. To remain unresolved or uncertain: His future hung in the balance.
9. To fit the body in loose lines: a dress that hangs well.
10. To be on display, as in a gallery.
11. Baseball To fail to break or move in the intended way, as a curve ball.
12. To be imminent; loom: the threat hanging over us.
13. To be or become burdensome: Time hung heavy on my hands.
14. Computers To be halted, as a computer system, so that input devices do not function: The power surge caused my computer to hang, so I had to reboot it.
15. Slang
a. To spend one's free time in a certain place. Often used with around or out: liked to hang out at the pool hall.
b. To pass time idly; loiter. Often used with around or out: spent the evening hanging at home; hung out for an hour before going to the play.
c. To keep company; see socially. Often used with around or out: hangs around with kids from a different school.
n.
1. The way in which something hangs.
2. A downward inclination or slope.
3. Particular meaning or significance.
4. Informal The proper method for doing, using, or handling something: finally got the hang of it.
5. A suspension of motion; a slackening.
Phrasal Verbs:
hang back
To be averse; hold back.
hang in Informal
To persevere: decided to hang in despite his illness.
hang off
To hold back; be averse.
hang on
1. To cling tightly to something.
2. To continue persistently; persevere: We'll finish if we can just hang on.
3. To keep a telephone connection open.
4. To wait for a short period of time.
hang together
1. To stand united; stick together: "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately" (Benjamin Franklin).
2. To constitute a coherent totality: diverse plot lines that did not hang together.
hang up
1. To suspend on a hook or hanger.
2.
a. To replace (a telephone receiver) on its base or cradle.
b. To end a telephone conversation.
3. To delay or impede; hinder: Budget problems hung up the project for months.
4. To become halted or snagged: The fishing line hung up on a rock.
5. Informal To have or cause to have emotional difficulties or inhibitions.
Idioms:
give/care a hang
To be concerned or anxious: I don't give a hang what you do.
hang fire
1. To delay: "They are people who hung fire even through the bloody days of the Hungarian Revolution" (Mark Muro).
2. To be slow in firing, as a gun.
hang in there Informal
To persevere despite difficulties; persist: She hung in there despite pressure to resign.
hang it up Informal
To give up; quit.
hang loose Slang
To stay calm or relaxed.
hang (one's) hat
To settle oneself; take up residence: hung my hat in Chicago.
hang on to
To hold firmly; keep fast: Hang on to your money.
hang (someone) out to dry Informal
To leave (someone) in a difficult situation, especially in taking blame for a failure or an act of wrongdoing.
hang tough Informal
To remain firmly resolved: "We are going to hang tough on this" (Donald T. Regan).
let it all hang out Slang
1. To be completely relaxed.
2. To be completely candid.

[Middle English hongen, from Old English hangian, to be suspended, and from hōn, to hang; see konk- in Indo-European roots.]

hang′a·ble adj.
Usage Note: Hanged, as a past tense and a past participle of hang, is used in the sense of "to put to death by hanging," as in Frontier courts hanged many a prisoner after a summary trial. In our 2008 survey, some 71 percent of the Usage Panel objected to hung used in this sense. The Panel's opposition to this usage has remained strong since balloting began in the 1960s. In all other senses, hung is the preferred form as past tense and past participle, as in I hung my child's picture above my desk.

hang

(hæŋ)
vb, hangs, hanging or hung (hʌŋ)
1. to fasten or be fastened from above, esp by a cord, chain, etc; suspend: the picture hung on the wall; to hang laundry.
2. to place or be placed in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement around or at the place of suspension: to hang a door.
3. (sometimes foll by: over) to be suspended or poised; hover: a pall of smoke hung over the city.
4. (sometimes foll by: over) to be imminent; threaten
5. (intr) to be or remain doubtful or unresolved (esp in the phrase hang in the balance)
6. (past tense and past participle hanged) to suspend or be suspended by the neck until dead
7. (tr) to fasten, fix, or attach in position or at an appropriate angle: to hang a scythe to its handle.
8. (tr) to decorate, furnish, or cover with something suspended or fastened: to hang a wall with tapestry.
9. (tr) to fasten to or suspend from a wall: to hang wallpaper.
10. (Art Terms) to exhibit (a picture or pictures) by (a particular painter, printmaker, etc) or (of a picture or a painter, etc) to be exhibited in an art gallery, etc
11. to fall or droop or allow to fall or droop: to hang one's head in shame.
12. (of cloth, clothing, etc) to drape, fall, or flow, esp in a specified manner: her skirt hangs well.
13. (Cookery) (tr) to suspend (game such as pheasant) so that it becomes slightly decomposed and therefore more tender and tasty
14. (Law) (of a jury) to prevent or be prevented from reaching a verdict
15. (past tense and past participle hanged) slang to damn or be damned: used in mild curses or interjections: I'll be hanged before I'll go out in that storm.
16. (intr) to pass slowly (esp in the phrase time hangs heavily)
17. to be delayed
18. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to be delayed
19. to procrastinate. See also fire16
20. hang tough See tough10
n
21. the way in which something hangs
22. (usually used with a negative) slang a damn: I don't care a hang for what you say.
23. get the hang of informal
a. to understand the technique of doing something
b. to perceive the meaning or significance of
[Old English hangian; related to Old Norse hanga, Old High German hangēn]

hang

(hæŋ)

v. hung (esp. for 4,5,20,24 ) hanged, hang•ing, v.t.
1. to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above or at a point near its own top; suspend.
2. to attach or suspend so as to allow free movement: to hang a door.
3. to place in position or fasten so as to allow easy or ready movement.
4. to execute by suspending from a gallows, gibbet, or the like: to hang a convicted murderer.
5. to suspend by the neck until dead: He committed suicide by hanging himself.
6. to furnish or decorate with something suspended: to hang a room with pictures.
7. to fasten into position; fix at a proper angle: to hang a scythe.
8. to fasten or attach (wallpaper, pictures, curtains, etc.) to a wall or the like.
9.
a. to exhibit (a painting or group of paintings).
b. to put the paintings of (an art exhibition) on the wall of a gallery.
10. to attach or annex as an addition: to hang a rider on a bill.
11. to make (something) dependent on something else: She hung the meaning of her puns on the current political scene.
12. to throw (a baseball pitch) so that it fails to break, as a curve.
13. (used in mild curses and emphatic expressions, often as a euphemism for damn): Well, I'll be hanged!
14. to keep (a jury) from rendering a verdict, as one juror by refusing to agree with the others.
v.i.
15. to be suspended; dangle.
16. to swing freely, as on a hinge.
17. to incline downward, jut out, or lean over or forward.
18. to be suspended by the neck, as from a gallows, and suffer death in this way.
19. to be conditioned or contingent; be dependent: Our future hangs on the outcome of their discussion.
20. to be doubtful or undecided; waver or hesitate.
21. to remain unfinished or undecided; be delayed.
22. to linger, remain, or persist.
23. to float or hover in the air.
24. to be oppressive, burdensome, or tedious: guilt that hangs on one's conscience.
25. to fit or drape in graceful lines: That coat hangs well in back.
26.
a. to be exhibited: Her works hang in this museum.
b. to have one's works on display: Rembrandt hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
27. Informal. to hang out.
28. hang around or about,Informal.
a. to spend time in a certain place or in certain company.
b. to linger about; loiter.
29. hang back, to hesitate or be reluctant to move forward or take action.
30. hang in (there), Informal. to persevere or endure.
31. hang on,
a. to cling tightly.
b. to persevere in doing something.
c. to persist unremittingly, as an illness.
d. to keep a telephone line open: Hang on, I'll see if she's here.
e. to wait briefly; keep calm.
f. to listen very attentively to: They hung on his every word.
32. hang out,
a. to lean out, suspend, or be suspended, as through an opening.
b. Informal. to loiter idly; frequent a place.
c. Informal. to associate in casual companionship.
33. hang over,
a. to remain unfinished or unsettled.
b. to menace; overshadow.
34. hang up,
a. to suspend, as on a hook.
b. to stop or delay the progress of.
c. to end a telephone call by breaking the connection.
n.
35. the way in which a thing hangs.
36. Informal. the precise manner of doing, using, etc., something; knack.
37. Informal. meaning or significance: to get the hang of a subject.
38. the least degree of care, concern, etc. (used in mild curses and emphatic expressions as a euphemism for damn) : He doesn't give a hang about it.
Idioms:
1. hang a left (or right), Slang. to make a left (or right) turn, as while driving.
2. hang fire,
a. (of a weapon) to be delayed in exploding or firing.
b. to be kept in a state of delay.
3. hang it up, Informal. to quit; give up.
4. hang loose, Slang. to remain relaxed or calm.
5. hang one on, Slang.
a. to become very drunk.
b. to hit (someone).
6. hang together,
a. to be loyal to one another; remain united.
b. to cohere.
c. to be logical or consistent.
7. hang tough, Informal. to remain unyielding or inflexible.
[before 900; fusion of 3 verbs: (1) Middle English, Old English hōn to hang (transitive verb), c. Old Saxon, Old High German hāhan, Gothic hāhan; (2) Middle English hang(i)en, Old English hangian to hang (intransitive verb), c. Old Saxon hangon, Old High German hangēn; (3) Middle English hengen < Old Norse hengja to hang (transitive verb)]
hang′a•ble, adj.
hang`a•bil′i•ty, n.
usage: hanged, the historically older form of the past tense and past participle, is rarely used except in the sense of putting to death, esp. legally: to be hanged by the neck until dead. But hung also occurs in this sense, except in legal documents, and is actually the more frequent form when legal execution is not meant: The prisoner hung himself in his cell. This use of hung is sometimes considered incorrect.

hang

1. 'hang' something somewhere

If you hang something somewhere, you place it so that its highest part is supported and the rest is not. When hang has this meaning, its past tense and past participle is hung.

She hung the kettle on the iron post.
He had hung the coat where he could see it.
2. 'hang' a person

To hang a person means to kill them by tying a rope around their neck and taking away the support from under their feet so that they hang in the air. When hang has this meaning, its past tense and past participle is hanged.

He went off and hanged himself.
Rebecca Smith was hanged in 1849.
3. other meanings

Hang has several other meanings and is used in some phrasal verbs. For all these other meanings, the past tense and past participle is hung.

Her long hair hung over her face.
The smell of paint hung in the air.
'Good night.' He hung up the phone.

hang


Past participle: hanged/hung
Gerund: hanging

Imperative
hang
hang
Present
I hang
you hang
he/she/it hangs
we hang
you hang
they hang
Preterite
I hanged/hung
you hanged/hung
he/she/it hanged/hung
we hanged/hung
you hanged/hung
they hanged/hung
Present Continuous
I am hanging
you are hanging
he/she/it is hanging
we are hanging
you are hanging
they are hanging
Present Perfect
I have hanged/hung
you have hanged/hung
he/she/it has hanged/hung
we have hanged/hung
you have hanged/hung
they have hanged/hung
Past Continuous
I was hanging
you were hanging
he/she/it was hanging
we were hanging
you were hanging
they were hanging
Past Perfect
I had hanged/hung
you had hanged/hung
he/she/it had hanged/hung
we had hanged/hung
you had hanged/hung
they had hanged/hung
Future
I will hang
you will hang
he/she/it will hang
we will hang
you will hang
they will hang
Future Perfect
I will have hanged/hung
you will have hanged/hung
he/she/it will have hanged/hung
we will have hanged/hung
you will have hanged/hung
they will have hanged/hung
Future Continuous
I will be hanging
you will be hanging
he/she/it will be hanging
we will be hanging
you will be hanging
they will be hanging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hanging
you have been hanging
he/she/it has been hanging
we have been hanging
you have been hanging
they have been hanging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hanging
you will have been hanging
he/she/it will have been hanging
we will have been hanging
you will have been hanging
they will have been hanging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hanging
you had been hanging
he/she/it had been hanging
we had been hanging
you had been hanging
they had been hanging
Conditional
I would hang
you would hang
he/she/it would hang
we would hang
you would hang
they would hang
Past Conditional
I would have hanged/hung
you would have hanged/hung
he/she/it would have hanged/hung
we would have hanged/hung
you would have hanged/hung
they would have hanged/hung

hang

To suspend game in a dry, cool place to allow time for enzymes to tenderize and improve the flavor of the flesh.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hang - a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
endowment, natural endowment, talent, gift - natural abilities or qualities
2.hang - the way a garment hangs; "he adjusted the hang of his coat"
fit - the manner in which something fits; "I admired the fit of her coat"
3.hang - a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
bent hang - a hang performed with the elbows bent
inverted hang - a hang performed on the rings with the body upside down
lever hang - a hang performed on the rings with the body stationary in a horizontal position
reverse hang - a hang with the arms extended in back
straight hang - a hang performed on the rings or parallel bars with the body erect and the arms at the sides
Verb1.hang - be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
hang, hang up - cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"
beetle, overhang - be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
dangle, swing, drop - hang freely; "the ornaments dangled from the tree"; "The light dropped from the ceiling"
hang - be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
2.hang - cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
suspend - hang freely; "The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"
hang - be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
sling - hang loosely or freely; let swing
3.hang - kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday"
execute, put to death - kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed"
halter - hang with a halter
gibbet - hang on an execution instrument
4.hang - let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame"
drop - let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"
5.hang - fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back"
6.hang - be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
bulk large, brood, loom, hover - hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
7.hang - give heed (to)hang - give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said"
listen - hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
fixate - pay attention to exclusively and obsessively; "The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"
8.hang - be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
9.hang - hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron"
grasp, hold on - hold firmly
10.hang - be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
hang - be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
11.hang - prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
blockade, obstruct, stymie, stymy, embarrass, hinder, block - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
12.hang - decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper"
adorn, decorate, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify - make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
13.hang - be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
hang - place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door"
14.hang - place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
hang - be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
15.hang - suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days"
molder, moulder, rot, decompose - break down; "The bodies decomposed in the heat"

hang

verb
1. dangle, swing, suspend, be pendent I was left hanging by my fingertips.
2. lower, suspend, dangle, let down, let droop I hung the sheet out of the window at 6am.
3. lean, incline, loll, bend forward, bow, bend downward He hung over the railing and kicked out with his feet
4. droop, drop, dangle, trail, sag the shawl hanging loose from her shoulders
5. decorate, cover, fix, attach, deck, furnish, drape, fasten The walls were hung with huge modern paintings.
6. execute, lynch, string up (informal), gibbet, send to the gallows The five were expected to be hanged at 7 am on Tuesday.
7. hover, float, drift, linger, remain A haze of expensive perfume hangs around her.
get the hang of something grasp, understand, learn, master, comprehend, catch on to, acquire the technique of, get the knack or technique It's a bit tricky at first till you get the hang of it.
hang about or around loiter, frequent, haunt, linger, roam, loaf, waste time, dally, dawdle, skulk, tarry, doss (Brit. slang), dilly-dally (informal) On Saturdays we hang about in the park.
hang around with someone associate, go around with, mix, hang (informal, chiefly U.S.), hang out (informal) She used to hang around with the boys.
hang back be reluctant, hesitate, hold back, recoil, demur, be backward His closest advisors believe he should hang back no longer.
hang fire put off, delay, stall, be slow, vacillate, hang back, procrastinate I've got to hang fire on that one.
hang on (Informal)
1. wait, stop, hold on, hold the line, remain Hang on a sec. I'll come with you.
2. continue, remain, go on, carry on, endure, hold on, persist, hold out, persevere, stay the course Manchester United hung on to take the Cup.
3. grasp, grip, clutch, cling, hold fast He hangs on tightly, his arms around my neck.
hang on or upon something
1. depend, turn, rest, be subject to, hinge, be determined by, be dependent, be conditional, be contingent Much hangs on the success of the collaboration.
2. listen attentively to, pay attention to, be rapt, give ear to a man who knew his listeners were hanging on his every word
hang onto something
1. retain, keep, maintain, preserve, hold onto, keep possession of The President has been trying hard to hang onto power.
2. grip, seize, grasp, clutch, hold onto, take hold of, latch onto, hold tightly hanging onto his legs
hang over something or someone loom, threaten, menace, impend A question mark hangs over many of their futures.

hang

verb
1. To fasten or be fastened at one point with no support from below:
2. To execute by suspending by the neck:
Informal: string up.
Slang: swing.
3. To remain stationary over a place or object:
phrasal verb
hang around
1. To visit regularly:
Slang: hang out.
2. To be with as a companion:
Slang: hang out.
Idiom: rub elbows.
phrasal verb
hang on
1. To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:
depend on (or upon), hang upon, hinge on (or upon), rest on (or upon), turn on, turn upon.
2. To continue without halting despite difficulties or setbacks:
Idioms: hang in there, keep going , keep it up.
phrasal verb
hang out
1. Slang. To visit regularly:
2. Slang. To be with as a companion:
Idiom: rub elbows.
phrasal verb
hang over
To be imminent:
phrasal verb
hang up
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
phrasal verb
hang upon
To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable:
depend on (or upon), hang on, hinge on (or upon), rest on (or upon), turn on, turn upon.
noun
Informal. The proper method for doing, using, or handling something:
Translations
يَتَدَلّىيَتَعَلَّقُيَثْبُت، يَعْلَقيَحْني ، يُخْفِضيَشْنُق
pověsitvisetoběsitviset dolůzasadit
hængebøje
roikkuahirttääkaatuariippuaripustaa
objesitivisjeti
akasztbeakasztfelakasztfüggfüggeszt
hangahengja
掛かる掛ける
...을 (...에) 걸다걸려 있다
budelisbūti nukarusiamkabintikabotikarti
izkarātieskarātieskārtnokārtnokārties
byť obesenýbyť zavesenýobesiť
obesitivisetidržati se
hänga
แขวนฆ่าด้วยการแขวนคอ
treo

hang

[hæŋ] (hung (pt, pp))
A. TRANSITIVE VERB
1. (= suspend) [+ coat, curtains] → colgar; [+ picture] (on wall) → colgar; (as exhibit) → exponer; [+ washing] → tender; [+ wallpaper] → pegar; [+ door] → colocar (Culin) [+ game] → manir
he hung the rope over the side of the boatcolgó la cuerda de la borda del barco
are you any good at hanging wallpaper?¿se te da bien empapelar?
to hang one's headbajar or agachar la cabeza
he hung his head in shamebajó or agachó la cabeza avergonzado
see also peg A3
see also hung over
2. (= decorate) → adornar
the walls were hung with tapestrieslas paredes estaban adornadas con tapices
trees hung with lightsárboles adornados con luces
3. (hanged (pt, pp))
3.1. [+ criminal] → ahorcar
he was hanged, drawn and quarteredlo ahorcaron, destriparon y descuartizaron
to hang o.s.ahorcarse
I might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lambsi me van a castigar que sea por algo gordo, de perdidos al río
3.2. (o.f.) (= damn) hang the expense!¡al diablo (con) los gastos!
hang it (all) !¡qué demonios!
I'll be hanged if I know!¡que me aspen or maten si lo sé!
4. (US) (= turn) hang a right heregira or dobla or tuerce a la derecha aquí
5. (= hold)
see fire A7
B. INTRANSITIVE VERB
1. (= be suspended) → colgar
a light-bulb was hanging from the ceilinguna bombilla colgaba del techo
I was hanging from the ledge by my fingertipsestaba colgado de la cornisa sujeto por la punta de los dedos
his portrait hangs in the National Gallerysu retrato está expuesto en la National Gallery
let your arms hang loose at your sidesdeje los brazos sueltos or caídos
hang loose! (US) (fig) → ¡tranqui!, ¡relájate!
your coat is hanging on the hooktu abrigo está colgado en el perchero
a picture hanging on the wallun cuadro colgado en la pared
and thereby hangs a talepero eso es harina de otro costal
see also thread A1
2. (= be positioned)
to hang open: the door hung open (= not closed) → la puerta estaba abierta; (= partly off hinges) → la puerta estaba encajada
her mouth hung open in surprisese quedó boquiabierta
to hang out of the window [person] → asomarse por la ventana; [thing] → colgar de la ventana
I can't work with you hanging over me like thatno puedo trabajar contigo pendiente de todo lo que hago
3. (= flow) [rope, garment, hair] → caer
her hair hangs down her backel pelo le cae por la espalda
it's a fabric that hangs welles una tela que tiene muy buena caída
4. (hanged (pt, pp)) (= be hanged) [criminal] → morir en la horca
he'll hang for itlo ahorcarán por esto
5. (= hover) [fog] → flotar
his breath hung in the icy airsu aliento flotaba en el aire helado
the hawk hung motionless in the skyel halcón se cernía inmóvil en el cielo
the threat hanging over usla amenaza que se cierne sobre nosotros
a question mark hangs over many of their futuresse cierne un or una interrogante sobre el porvenir de muchos de ellos
6. to go hangpudrirse
he can go hang as far as I'm concernedpor mí que se pudra
to hang tough (on/for sth) (US) → mantenerse firme (en algo/para conseguir algo)
she hung tough despite the pressurepese a las presiones no dio su brazo a torcer
C. NOUN
1. [of garment] → caída f
2. to get the hang of sthcoger el tranquillo a algo
I'll never get the hang of this ovennunca aprenderé a usar este horno, nunca le cogeré el tranquillo a este horno
I don't give or care a hangme importa un comino
hang about VI + ADV
2. (= wait) → esperar
hang about, you told me she'd agreed to it(espera) un momento, me dijiste que ella estaba de acuerdo
hang around
A. VI + ADV
1. (= spend time) they always hang around togethersiempre van or andan juntos
to hang around with sbjuntarse or andar con algn
2. (= loiter) → holgazanear
they were just hanging around, with nothing to doestaban holgazaneando, sin nada que hacer
3. (= wait) → quedarse a esperar
I'm not hanging around to find outno voy a quedarme (a esperar) para ver qué pasa
he got sick of hanging around waiting for mese hartó de andar de un lado para otro esperándome
to keep sb hanging aroundhacer esperar a algn, tener a algn esperando
B. VI + PREP the usual crowd who hung around the caféel grupo de siempre que frecuentaba el café
schoolboys who hang around the streets after schoolcolegiales que rondan por las calles después de clase
hang back VI + ADV
1. (= hesitate) → no decidirse
even his closest advisers believe he should hang back no longerincluso sus consejeros más allegados creen que debería decidirse ya or que no debería pensárselo más
she hung back from offeringno tenía claro si debía ofrecerse
2. (= stay behind) → quedarse atrás
he hung back shyly in the doorwayse quedó atrás tímidamente en la puerta
hang in VI + ADV hang in there!¡aguanta!
I didn't hang in there long enough to find out for sureno aguanté or seguí allí lo suficiente como para cerciorarme
hang on
A. VI + PREP
1. she hung on his armiba agarrada de su brazo
to hang on sb's every word; hang on sb's wordsestar pendiente de todo lo que dice algn, no perder detalle de lo que dice algn
2. (= depend on) → depender de
everything hangs on his decisiontodo depende de su decisión
everything hangs on whether he saw her or nottodo depende de si la vio o no
B. VI + ADV
1. (= grip, hold) to hang on (to sth)agarrarse (a or de algo)
hang on to the branchagárrate a or de la rama
hang on tightagárrate fuerte
to hang on (to sth) for dear lifeagarrarse (a algo) como si fuera la vida en ello
2. (= wait) → esperar
hang on a minute!¡espera (un momento)!
could you hang on, please? (Telec) → no cuelgue, por favor
to keep sb hanging onhacer esperar a algn, tener a algn esperando
3. (= hold out) → aguantar
he managed to hang on till help cameconsiguió aguantar hasta que llegó ayuda
United hung on to take the cupel United aguantó el tipo y ganó la copa
hang on in there!¡aguanta!
hang on to hang onto VI + PREP (= keep) [+ object] → quedarse (con), guardar; [+ principle] → aferrarse a
hang on to it till I see youquédatelo or guárdalo hasta que nos veamos
the president is trying to hang on to powerel presidente está intentando aferrarse al poder
he was unable to hang on to his leadno pudo mantener su ventaja
hang out
A. VT + ADV [+ washing] → tender; [+ flags, banner] → poner, colgar
B. VI + ADV
1. [tongue, shirt tails] the dog lay there panting, with his tongue hanging outel perro estaba ahí echado, jadeando con la lengua fuera or con la lengua colgando
your shirt is hanging outllevas la camisa colgando, tienes la camisa fuera
2. (= live) → vivir; (= spend time) → pasar el rato
he hung out in Paris for several yearspasó or vivió varios años en París
on Saturdays we hang out in the parklos sábados pasamos el rato en el parque
I used to hang out in supermarketssolía frecuentar los supermercados
she hangs out with some strange peopleanda or se junta con gente rara
3. (= hold out) they're hanging out for more moneysiguen exigiendo más dinero, insisten en pedir más dinero
4. to let it all hang out (US) → soltarse el pelo or la melena
hang together VI + ADV
1. (= stay united) [people] → mantenerse unidos
2. (logically) (= back one another up) → sostenerse; (= follow internal logic) → tener coherencia
his arguments just don't hang togethersus argumentos no se sostienen
it all hangs togethertodo tiene coherencia
it doesn't hang together with what we knowno cuadra or no encaja con lo que sabemos
hang up
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ coat] → colgar
to hang up one's bootscolgar las botas
he announced he was hanging up his boots for goodanunció que colgaba las botas para siempre
2. to be hung up on sthestar obsesionado por algo
I've never been hung up on material thingsnunca me han obsesionado las cosas materiales
to be hung up on sbestar colado por algn
3. (Telec) [+ receiver] → colgar
B. VI + ADV
1. (= be suspended) → estar colgado
his hat was hanging up in the hallsu sombrero estaba colgado en la entrada
2. (Telec) → colgar
don't hang up!¡no cuelgues!
to hang up on sbcolgar a algn

hang

[ˈhæŋ] [hung] [ˈhʌŋ] (pt, pp)
vt
(= put up) [+ picture] → accrocher; [+ curtains] → accrocher
Mike hung the painting on the wall → Mike a accroché le tableau au mur.
to hang clothes on the line → étendre du linge
(= decorate with) to be hung with [wall] [+ pictures, paintings, tapestries] → être orné(e) de
[hanged] [ˈhæŋd] (pt, pp) [+ criminal] → pendre
They hanged the criminal → Ils ont pendu le criminel.
to hang o.s. → se pendre
to hang one's head in shame → baisser la tête de honte
vi
(= be suspended) [rope, dangling object] → pendre; [person] → s'accrocher
Cigar smoke was hanging in the air → De la fumée de cigare flottait dans l'air.
to hang out of the window [person] → se pencher à la fenêtre
[picture, painting] → être accroché(e)
Her photo hangs over the fireplace → Sa photo est accrochée au-dessus de la cheminée.
[hair, drapery] → tomber
to hang loose [hair] → flotter; [arms] → pendre
to hang open [door] → bâiller; [mouth] → être grand(e) ouvert(e)
(= be well-cut) [clothes, suit] → tomber
to hang in there, to hang on in there → tenir le coup, tenir bon
n
to get the hang of doing sth → prendre le coup de main de qch, prendre le coup de qch
once I'd got the hang of it ... → une fois que j'avais pris le coup de main, ...
hang about
hang around vi (aimlessly)traîner
On Saturdays we hang around in the park → Le samedi nous traînons dans le parc.
hang around
= hang about
hang back
vi (= hesitate) → hésiter
to hang back from doing sth → être réticent(e) à faire qch
hang down
vipendre
hang on
vi
(= wait) → attendre
Hang on a minute please → Attendez une minute s'il vous plaît.
(contradicting)
Hang on a minute, that's not what I meant! → Minute, ce n'est pas ce que je voulais dire!
vt fus
(= depend on) → dépendre de
(= hold out) → tenir bon
(= listen to) to hang on sb's every word → être suspendu(e) aux lèvres de qn
hang on to
vt fus
(= grip) [+ branch, sb's arm] → s'agripper à
(= keep) → garder
hang out
vt sep [+ washing] → étendre dehors
vi
[washing] → être suspendu(e) dehors; [tongue] → pendre
Your shirt's hanging out → Ta chemise dépasse.
to let it all hang out → se laisser aller
[spend time] → traîner (= live) → crécher
hang together
vi [argument, story] → se tenir
hang up
vi (on telephone)raccrocher
to hang up on sb → raccrocher au nez de qn
I tried to explain but he hung up on me → J'ai essayé de lui expliquer, mais il m'a raccroché au nez.
vt sep [+ coat, clothes] (on hanger)suspendre; (on hook)accrocher; [+ picture] → accrocher
Hang your jacket up on the hook → Accrochez votre veste au portemanteau.

hang

vb: pret, ptp <hung>
vt
hängen; painting, curtains, decorations, clothesaufhängen; door, gateeinhängen; (Cook) gameabhängen lassen; to hang wallpapertapezieren; to hang something from somethingetw an etw (dat)aufhängen; to hang something on a hooketw an einen Haken hängen; to hang clothes on the lineWäsche auf die Leine hängen
the rooms of the castle were hung with priceless pictureskostbare Gemälde hingen in den Räumen des Schlosses; the walls were hung with tapestriesdie Wände waren mit Gobelins behängt; they hung the windows/streets with buntingsie schmückten die Fenster/Straßen mit Fahnen
to hang one’s headden Kopf hängen lassen
to hang fire (lit: guns) → das Feuer einstellen; (fig, people) → zögern; I think we should hang fire a little longer (fig)ich glaube, wir sollten noch etwas (zu)warten
pret, ptp <hanged> criminalhängen, aufhängen, henken (form); hung, drawn and quarteredgehängt, gestreckt und gevierteilt; to hang oneselfsich erhängen or aufhängen (inf)
(inf) hang him!zum Kuckuck mit ihm (inf); (I’m) hanged if I will …den Teufel werd ich … (inf); (I’m) hanged if I knowweiß der Henker (inf); hang it!so ein Mist (inf), → verflixt (noch mal) (inf); hang the cost!ist doch piepegal, was es kostet (inf)
vi
(curtains, painting)hängen (→ on an +dat, → from von); (drapery, clothes, hair)fallen; (inelegantly) → (herunter)hängen; (pheasant etc) → abhängen
(gloom, fog etc)hängen (→ over über +dat); to hang in the air (fig)in der Schwebe sein; the question was left hanging in the airdie Frage blieb im Raum stehen; the hawk hung motionless in the skyder Falke stand bewegungslos in der Luft; time hangs heavy on my handsdie Zeit wird mir sehr lang; the constant threat of unemployment hangs over us or our headsüber uns hängt die ständige Angst vor der Arbeitslosigkeit ? also balance N a
(criminal) → gehängt werden, hängen; to be sentenced to hangzum Tod durch Erhängen verurteilt werden
it/he can go hang! (inf)es/er kann mir gestohlen bleiben (inf); how’s it hanging? (US sl) → wie gehts, wie stehts?
n
(of drapery)Fall m; (of suit)Sitz m
no pl (inf) to get the hang of somethingden (richtigen) Dreh bei etw herauskriegen or -finden (inf); to get the hang of doing somethingden Dreh herausbekommen, wie man etw macht (inf)

hang

:
hang-glide
hang-glider
n (= device)Drachen m; (= person)Drachenflieger(in) m(f)
hang-gliding

hang

:
hangman
nHenker m; (= game)Galgen m
hangnail
nNiednagel m
hang-out
n (inf, = place where one lives) → Bude f (inf); (inf: = pub, café etc) → Stammlokal nt; (of group)Treff m (inf); this club is his usual hanger hängt für gewöhnlich in diesem Klub herum (inf)
hangover
n
Kater m (inf)
(= sth left over)Überbleibsel nt

hang

[hæŋ] (hung (pt, pp))
1. vt
a. (gen) → appendere; (washing) → stendere; (door) → montare (sui cardini); (wallpaper) → mettere, incollare; (coat, hat) to hang (on)appendere (a)
the walls were hung with tapestries → i muri erano coperti di arazzi
the Christmas tree was hung with lights → l'albero di Natale era decorato di or con luci colorate
b. (hanged (pt, pp)) (criminal) → impiccare
hang (it)! (fam) → accidenti!, porca miseria!
c. to hang one's headabbassare la testa (per la vergogna)
2. vi
a. (rope, dangling object) to hang (from)penzolare (da), pendere (da); (garment) → cadere; (hair) → scendere; (criminal) → essere impiccato/a
that dress hangs well → quel vestito cade bene
b. to hang over (smoke, fog) → sovrastare; (threat) → incombere su; (hawk) → essere sospeso/a su
3. n he couldn't get the hang of the game (fam) → non riusciva ad afferrare il senso del gioco
you'll soon get the hang of this (fam) → ti farai presto la mano a questo
hang about
1. vi + adv (also hang around) (loiter) → gironzolare, ciondolare; (wait) → rimanere ad aspettare
to keep sb hanging about → far aspettare qn
don't hang about, there's work to do → non perder tempo, c'è un sacco di lavoro da fare
2. vi + prep (the streets) → aggirarsi per
hang back vi + adv (hesitate) to hang back (from doing)essere riluttante (a fare)
hang down
1. vi + advricadere
2. vt + advfar ricadere
hang on
1. vi + prep
a. (depend on, decision) → dipendere da
b. (listen eagerly) → bersi le parole di
she hung on his every word → pendeva dalle sue labbra
2. vi + adv
a. (keep hold) to hang on (to)aggrapparsi (a), attaccarsi (a)
to hang on to (keep) → tenere
b. (fam) (wait) → aspettare
hang on a minute! → aspetta un momento! (polite, on phone) → attenda un attimo!
hang out
1. vt + adv (washing) → stendere (fuori); (flags) → metter fuori
2. vi + adv
a. to hang out of sthpenzolare or pendere fuori da qc
his shirt was hanging out → gli usciva la camicia dai pantaloni
b. (fam) (frequent) → frequentare
he hangs out in the local bars → bazzica nei bar locali
hang together vi + adv (fam) (people) → stare insieme; (cohere, argument) → stare in piedi
hang up
1. vt + adv (coat) → appendere; (picture) → attaccare, appendere
2. vi + adv (Telec) → riattaccare, riagganciare
to hang up on sb → metter giù il ricevitore a qn

hang

(hӕŋ) past tense, past participle hung (haŋ) verb
1. to put or fix, or to be put or fixed, above the ground eg by a hook. We'll hang the picture on that wall; The picture is hanging on the wall.
2. to fasten (something), or to be fastened, at the top or side so that it can move freely but cannot fall. A door hangs by its hinges.
3. (past tense, past participle hanged) to kill, or to be killed, by having a rope put round the neck and being allowed to drop. Murderers used to be hanged in the United Kingdom, but no-one hangs for murder now.
4. (often with down or out) to be bending, drooping or falling downwards. The dog's tongue was hanging out; Her hair was hanging down.
5. to bow (one's head). He hung his head in shame.
ˈhanger noun
(usually ˈcoat-hanger) a shaped metal, wooden or plastic frame with a hook on which jackets, dresses etc are hung up.
ˈhanging noun
the (act of) killing a criminal by hanging.
ˈhangings noun plural
curtains or material hung on walls for decoration.
ˈhangman noun
a man whose job it is to hang criminals.
ˈhangover noun
the unpleasant after effects of having had too much alcohol. He woke up with a hangover.
get the hang of
to learn or begin to understand how to do (something). It may seem difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it after a few weeks.
hang about/around
1. to stand around, doing nothing. I don't like to see all these youths hanging about (street-corners).
2. to be close to (a person) frequently. I don't want you hanging around my daughter.
hang back
to hesitate or be unwilling. The soldiers all hung back when the sergeant asked for volunteers.
hang in the balance
to be in doubt. The success of this project is hanging in the balance.
hang on
1. to wait. Will you hang on a minute – I'm not quite ready.
2. (often with to) to hold. Hang on to that rope.
3. to keep; to retain. He likes to hang on to his money.
hang together
to agree or be consistent. His statements just do not hang together.
hang up
1. to hang (something) on something. Hang up your coat in the cupboard.
2. (often with on) to put the receiver back after a telephone conversation. I tried to talk to her, but she hung up (on me).

She hung the picture up.
The murderer was hanged.

hang

يَتَعَلَّقُ, يُعَلِّقُ pověsit, viset hænge hängen κρεμιέμαι, κρεμώ colgar, estar colgado ripustaa, roikkua pendre, suspendre objesiti, visjeti appendere, pendere 掛かる, 掛ける ...을 (...에) 걸다, 걸려 있다 hangen, ophangen henge powiesić, wisieć estar pendurado, pendurado, pendurar вешать, висеть hänga แขวน, ฆ่าด้วยการแขวนคอ asılmak, asmak treo 悬挂

hang

vi. colgar, suspender, ahorcar;
vr. ahorcarse;
___ man's fracturefractura del ahorcado, por fractura de vértebra cervical.

hang

vt (pret & pp hanged o hung) (by the neck) ahorcar; to — oneself ahorcarse; vi colgar
References in classic literature ?
Let your flowers hang, don't be so careful of them, and be sure you don't trip," returned Sallie, trying not to care that Meg was prettier than herself.
They had intended to hang the school- master, but something in his figure, so small, white, and pitiful, touched their hearts and they let him escape.
The dead man was frozen through, `just as stiff as a dressed turkey you hang out to freeze,' Jake said.
Be gay securely; Dispel, my fair, with smiles, the tim'rous clouds, That hang on thy clear brow.
Things will look strange and unsociable for a while, until you get the hang of them.
As regards its interior life, a large, dim looking-glass used to hang in one of the rooms, and was fabled to contain within its depths all the shapes that had ever been reflected there,--the old Colonel himself, and his many descendants, some in the garb of antique babyhood, and others in the bloom of feminine beauty or manly prime, or saddened with the wrinkles of frosty age.
A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere.
I find that I really hang back; but I must take my plunge.
Let America add Mexico to Texas, and pile Cuba upon Canada; let the English overswarm all India, and hang out their blazing banner from the sun; two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer's.
Blantyre alighted at the gate, and was going to open it for Lady Anne, but she said, "I will wait for you here, and you can hang Auster's rein on the gate.
In the end, as with the hogs, the finished beef was run into the chilling room, to hang its appointed time.
But Tom couldn't get the hang on 't; and he spiled so many for me, that I had to break off with him, though he was a good-hearted fellow, and as fair a business hand as is goin'"