hang

hang [haŋ]
vt.
HUNG, hanging; for vt. 3 & vi. 5, hanged is the preferred pt. & pp. hung [ME hangen, with form < OE vi. hangian & ON vi. hanga; senses < these, also < OE vt. hon & ON caus. v. hengja; akin to Ger vi. hangen, vt. hängen, to execute (caus.): all ult. < IE base * k̑enk, to sway, hang (akin to * keg- > HOOK)]
1. to attach to something above with no support from below; suspend
2. to attach so as to permit free motion at the point of attachment [to hang a door on its hinges]
3. to put to death by tying a rope about the neck and suddenly suspending the body so as to snap the neck or cause strangulation
4. to fasten (pictures, etc.) to a wall by hooks, wires, etc.
5. to ornament or cover with things suspended [to hang a room with pictures and drapes]
6. to paste (wallpaper) to walls
7. to exhibit (pictures) in a museum or gallery
8. to let (one's head) droop downward
9. to fasten (an ax head, scythe blade, etc.) with correct balance
10. to pin and sew the hem of (a dress) evenly at a desired distance from the floor
11. to deadlock (a jury) by one's vote
12. to fix (something) on a person or thing
13. Baseball to pitch (a breaking ball) that fails to curve sharply and is therefore easy to hit
vi.
1. to be attached to something above with no support from below
2. to hover or float in the air, as though suspended
3. to swing, as on a hinge
4. to fall, flow, or drape, as cloth, a coat, etc.
5. to die by hanging
6.
a) to incline; lean
b) to droop; bend
7. to be doubtful or undecided; hesitate
8. to have one's pictures exhibited in a museum or gallery
9. Slang
a) to loiter; idle
b) to engage in social activity: often with with [hanging with their friends at the mall ]
n.
1. the way that a thing hangs
2. a pause in, or suspension of, motion
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☆ get the hang of or have the hang of
1. to learn (or have) the knack of
2. to understand the significance or idea of
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hang a left or hang a right
Slang to turn to the left (or right), as in driving a car
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☆ hang around or hang about
1. to cluster around
2. Informal to loiter or linger around
3. Informal to associate or socialize with [Don't hang around those kids!]
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☆ hang around with
Informal to associate or socialize with
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hang back or hang off
to be reluctant to advance, as from timidity or shyness
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hang fire
1. to be slow in firing: said of a gun
2. to be slow in doing something
3. to be unsettled or undecided
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hang five or hang ten
to ride a surfboard with the toes of one (or both) feet draped over the front edge of the board
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☆ hang in there or hang in
Informal to hold steadfast; persevere
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hang it!
an exclamation of anger or exasperation
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hang 'em up or hang it up or hang them up
Informal to retire or quit
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hang loose
Slang to be relaxed, easygoing, etc.
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hang on
1. to keep hold
2. to go on doing; persevere
3. to depend on; be contingent on
4. to lean on; be supported by
5. to be a burden
6. to listen attentively to
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☆ hang one on Slang
1. to hit with a blow
2. to go on a drunken spree
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hang out
1. to lean out
2. to display, as by suspending
3. Slang
a) to reside
b) to spend much of one's time; frequent a place
4. Slang to loiter; idle
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hang over
1. to project over; overhang
2. to hover over
3. to loom over; threaten
4. to be left from a previous time or state
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hang to
to hold or clutch tenaciously
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hang together
1. to stick or remain together
2. to make sense in a coherent way
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hang tough
Informal to take a firm or defiant stand; be inflexible
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hang up
1. to put on a hanger, hook, etc., esp. in the proper place
2. to put a telephone receiver or handset back in place in ending a call
3. to delay or suspend the progress of [cars that are hung up in traffic]
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not care a hang about or not give a hang about
to not care the least bit about

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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