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 for hang
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hang \Hang\, v. i.
     1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without
        support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to
        remain; to stay.
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     2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion
        on the point or points of suspension.
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     3. To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck.
        [R.] "Sir Balaam hangs." --Pope.
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     4. To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with
        on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point.
        "Two infants hanging on her neck." --Peacham.
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     5. To be, or be like, a suspended weight.
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              Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden. --Addison.
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     6. To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually
        with over; as, evils hang over the country.
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     7. To lean or incline; to incline downward.
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              To decide which way hung the victory. --Milton.
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              His neck obliquely o'er his shoulder hung. --Pope.
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     8. To slope down; as, hanging grounds.
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     9. To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to
        linger; to be delayed.
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              A noble stroke he lifted high,
              Which hung not, but so swift with tempest fell
              On the proud crest of Satan.          --Milton.
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     10. (Cricket, Tennis, etc.) Of a ball: To rebound
         unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on
         the ball or imperfections of ground.
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     11. (Baseball) to fail to curve, break, or drop as intended;
         -- said of pitches, such as curve balls or sliders.
     12. (Computers) to cease to operate normally and remain
         suspended in some state without performing useful work;
         -- said of computer programs, computers, or individual
         processes within a program; as, when using Windows 3.1,
         my system would hang and need rebooting several times a
     Note: this situation could be caused by bugs within an
           operating system or within a program, or
           incompatibility between programs or between programs
           and the hardware.
     To hang around, to loiter idly about.
     To hang back, to hesitate; to falter; to be reluctant. "If
        any one among you hangs back." --Jowett (Thucyd.).
     To hang by the eyelids.
         (a) To hang by a very slight hold or tenure.
         (b) To be in an unfinished condition; to be left
     To hang in doubt, to be in suspense.
     To hang on (with the emphasis on the preposition), to keep
        hold; to hold fast; to stick; to be persistent, as a
     To hang on the lips To hang on the words, etc., to be
        charmed by eloquence.
     To hang out.
         (a) To be hung out so as to be displayed; to project.
         (b) To be unyielding; as, the juryman hangs out against
             an agreement; to hold out. [Colloq.]
         (c) to loiter or lounge around a particular place; as,
             teenageers tend to hang out at the mall these days.
     To hang over.
         (a) To project at the top.
         (b) To impend over.
     To hang to, to cling.
     To hang together.
         (a) To remain united; to stand by one another. "We are
             all of a piece; we hang together." --Dryden.
         (b) To be self-consistent; as, the story does not hang
             together. [Colloq.]
     To hang upon.
         (a) To regard with passionate affection.
         (b) (Mil.) To hover around; as, to hang upon the flanks
             of a retreating enemy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hang \Hang\, n.
     1. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is
        connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe.
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     2. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a
        discourse. [Colloq.]
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     3. A sharp or steep declivity or slope. [Colloq.]
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     To get the hang of, to learn the method or arrangement of;
        hence, to become accustomed to. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hang \Hang\ (h[a^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hanged (h[a^]ngd)
     or Hung (h[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. Hanging.
     Usage: The use of hanged is preferable to that of hung, when
            reference is had to death or execution by suspension,
            and it is also more common.] [OE. hangen, hongien, v.
            t. & i., AS. hangian, v. i., fr. h[=o]n, v. t. (imp.
            heng, p. p. hongen); akin to OS. hang[=o]n, v. i., D.
            hangen, v. t. & i., G. hangen, v. i, h[aum]ngen, v.
            t., Icel. hanga, v. i., Goth. h[=a]han, v. t. (imp.
            ha['i]hah), h[=a]han, v. i. (imp. hahaida), and perh.
            to L. cunctari to delay. [root]37. ]
     1. To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without
        support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to
        hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a
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     2. To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon
        the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum,
        a swing, a door, gate, etc.
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     3. To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an
        implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its
        snath, or an ax to its helve. [U. S.]
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     4. To put to death by suspending by the neck; -- a form of
        capital punishment; as, to hang a murderer.
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     5. To cover, decorate, or furnish by hanging pictures,
        trophies, drapery, and the like, or by covering with paper
        hangings; -- said of a wall, a room, etc.
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              Hung be the heavens with black.       --Shak.
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              And hung thy holy roofs with savage spoils.
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     6. To paste, as paper hangings, on the walls of a room.
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     7. To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or
        position instead of erect; to droop; as, he hung his head
        in shame.
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              Cowslips wan that hang the pensive head. --Milton.
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     8. To prevent from reaching a decision, esp. by refusing to
        join in a verdict that must be unanimous; as, one
        obstinate juror can hang a jury.
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     To hang down, to let fall below the proper position; to
        bend down; to decline; as, to hang down the head, or,
        elliptically, to hang the head.
     To hang fire (Mil.), to be slow in communicating fire
        through the vent to the charge; as, the gun hangs fire;
        hence, to hesitate, to hold back as if in suspense.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: bent, knack, hang]
      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
      v 1: be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
      2: cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the
         wall" [syn: hang, hang up]
      3: kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday" [syn:
         hang, string up]
      4: let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame"
      5: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her
         long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: hang, fall,
      6: be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on
         my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
      7: give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the
         recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They
         attended to everything he said" [syn: attend, hang,
         advert, pay heed, give ear]
      8: be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
      9: hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's
         hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" [syn:
         cling, hang]
      10: be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
      11: prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
      12: decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang
      13: be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door
          doesn't hang right!"
      14: place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement
          in one direction; "hang a door"
      15: suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the
          venison for a few days"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "hang":
     act in concert, adhere, all depend, and quarter, art, aspire,
     associate with, attach, bag, be based on, be consistent,
     be contingent on, be dependent on, be dilatory, be logical,
     be poised, be predicated on, become airborne, beetle, carry on,
     cascade, claw skyward, cling, cling to, clutch, cohere,
     consort with, cooperate, correspond, craft, cut off, daggle, dally,
     dangle, decline, declivity, delay, depend, depend on, descent, dip,
     disconnect, downgate, downgrade, downhill, drabble, drag, draggle,
     drape, draw, droop, drop, endure, execute, fall, falling-off,
     falter, fasten up, feel, filibuster, fix, flap, float, flop, flow,
     fly, fly aloft, fraternize with, frequent, gain altitude,
     gain time, gibbet, go on, grab, grasp, grip, hang about,
     hang around, hang back, hang down, hang fire, hang in suspense,
     hang in there, hang on, hang on to, hang out, hang out with,
     hang over, hang together, hang up, hanging, haunt, hesitate, hinge,
     hinge on, hobnob with, hold off, hold on to, hold out,
     hold the phone, hold up, hook, hover, idle, join forces, jut, kill,
     kite, knack, lean over, leave the ground, lie on, lie with, linger,
     loiter, loll, lop, lynch, make sense, make time, mingle with,
     mix with, neck, nod, noose, overhang, pend, persevere, persist,
     pin, plane, play for time, poise, procrastinate, put up, rely on,
     remain, rest, rest on, rest with, revolve on, sag, scrag,
     shrink from, skill, sling, soar, spire, stall, stall for time,
     stall off, stand, stand on, stay, stick, stick together,
     stooge around, stop, stretch, string up, suspend, swag, swing,
     tack up, take off, talk against time, tarry, temporize, touch,
     trail, trick, turn, turn off, turn on, turn upon, unite, visit,
     wait, way, weep, zoom

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. [very common] To wait for an event that will never occur. ?The system is
      hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive?. See wedged, hung
      2. To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until something happens.
      ?The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character.?
      Compare block.
      3. To attach a peripheral device, esp. in the construction ?hang off?: ?
      We're going to hang another tape drive off the file server.? Implies a
      device attached with cables, rather than something that is strictly inside
      the machine's chassis.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

     1. To wait for an event that will never occur.  "The system is
     hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive".  See
     wedged, hung.
     2. To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until
     something happens.  "The program displays a menu and then
     hangs until you type a character."  Compare block.
     3. To attach a peripheral device, especially in the
     construction "hang off": "We're going to hang another tape
     drive off the file server."  Implies a device attached with
     cables, rather than something that is strictly inside the
     machine's chassis.

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