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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 on

vb (intr)
1. (adverb) to continue or persist in an activity, esp with effort or difficulty: hang on at your present job until you can get another.
2. (adverb) to cling, grasp, or hold: she hangs on to her mother's arm.
3. (preposition) to be conditioned or contingent on; depend on: everything hangs on this business deal.
4. (preposition) Also: hang onto or hang upon to listen attentively to: she hung on his every word.
5. (adverb) informal to wait or remain: hang on for a few minutes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hang on - fix tohang on - fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
attach - cause to be attached
subjoin - add to the end
2.hang on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
obstinate - persist stubbornly; "he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"
ask for it, ask for trouble - persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble; "He is asking for trouble with his behavior"
plug, plug away - persist in working hard; "Students must plug away at this problem"
stick with, stick to, follow - keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
preserve, uphold, carry on, continue, bear on - keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
3.hang on - hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
telephony, telephone - transmitting speech at a distance
await, expect, wait, look - look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"

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
يَتَمَسَّك بيُحافِظ على، يُبقي علىيَنْتَظِريَنْتَظِرُ
počkatdržet se
venteholde fast
odottaa
pričekati
kapaszkodik
bíîa, doka viîhalda fast; sleppa ekki taki áhanga á, sleppa ekki taki á
そのまま待つ
기다리다
klamra sig fast
คอย
kiên trì

w>hang on

vi
(= hold)sich festhalten, sich festklammern (→ to sth an etw dat); to hang on by one’s fingernails or fingertips (to something)sich (→ an etw dat) → festkrallen
(= hold out)durchhalten; (Telec) → am Apparat bleiben; (inf: = wait) → warten; hang on (a minute)wart mal, einen Augenblick (mal); hang on tight, we’re off!festhalten, es geht los!; Liverpool hung on to win the matchLiverpool konnte seine Führung verteidigen und gewann das Spiel
vi +prep obj
to hang on somebody’s arman jds Arm (dat)hängen; he hangs on her every worder hängt an ihren Lippen
(= depend on) everything hangs on his decision/getting the cashalles hängt von seiner Entscheidung ab/davon ab, ob man das Geld bekommt

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 on

يَنْتَظِرُ počkat vente warten περιμένω esperar odottaa attendre pričekati restare in attesa そのまま待つ 기다리다 even wachten vente litt czepić się esperar подождать klamra sig fast คอย beklemek kiên trì 坚持
References in classic literature ?
I couldn't hardly hang on to the shutters, I was so weak.