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Verb: hang (hung,hanging,hangs)  hang
  1. Be suspended from above
    "The flag hung on the wall"
  2. Cause to be hanging or suspended
    "Hang that picture on the wall"; "hang up that picture on the wall";
    - hang up
  3. Let drop or droop
    "Hang one's head in shame"
  4. Fall or flow in a certain way
    "This dress hangs well";
    - fall, flow
  5. Be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
    "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
  6. Give heed (to)
    "She hung on his every word";
    - attend, advert [rare], pay heed, give ear
  7. Be suspended or poised
    "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
  8. Hold on tightly or tenaciously
    "hang on to your father's hands";
    - cling
  9. Be exhibited
    "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
  10. Prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
  11. Decorate or furnish with something suspended
    "Hang wallpaper"
  12. Be placed in position as by a hinge
    "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
  13. Place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
    "hang a door"
  14. Suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste
    "hang the venison for a few days"
  15. (of a computer) stop responding to input devices such as keyboard or mouse
    "when I press return the computer hangs"
Noun: hang  hang
  1. A special way of doing something
    "he couldn't get the hang of it";
    - bent, knack
  2. The way a garment hangs
    "he adjusted the hang of his coat"
  3. A gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms
Interjection: hang  hang
Usage: informal
  1. Exclamation of annoyance
    - blast, bother [Brit], botheration, bummer [informal], curses, dang [N. Amer, informal], damn, damnation, dammit [informal], damn it [informal], darn [informal], dash [Brit, informal], durn [US, dialect], drat [informal], tarnation [N. Amer, informal], shoot [N. Amer, informal]
Verb: hang[2] (hanged,hanging,hangs)  hang
  1. Kill by hanging
    - string up

Derived forms: hung, hangs, hanging, hanged

Type of: adorn, be, beautify, block, blockade, decompose, decorate, drop, embarrass, embellish, endowment, execute, fasten, fit, fix, gift, grace, grasp, gymnastic exercise, hinder, hold on, listen, molder [N. Amer], moulder [Brit, Cdn], natural endowment, obstruct, ornament, put to death, rot, secure, stymie, stymy [rare], talent

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