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 for hung
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
        banner.
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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.
                                                    --Dryden.
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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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hung \Hung\,
     imp. & p. p. of Hang.
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     Hung beef, the fleshy part of beef slightly salted and hung
        up to dry; dried beef.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "hung":
     cascading, dangling, dependent, depending, falling,
     falling loosely, flowing, hanging, pendent, pending, pendulant,
     pendular, penduline, pendulous, pensile, suspended, swinging,
     weeping
  
  

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

  hung
   adj.
  
      [from ?hung up?; common] Equivalent to wedged, but more common at Unix/C
      sites. Not generally used of people. Syn. with locked up, wedged;
      compare hosed. See also hang. A hung state is distinguished from crash
      ed or down, where the program or system is also unusable but because it
      is not running rather than because it is waiting for something. However,
      the recovery from both situations is often the same. It is also
      distinguished from the similar but more drastic state wedged ? hung
      software can be woken up with easy things like interrupt keys, but wedged
      will need a kill -9 or even reboot.
  

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

  hung
  
     ["hung up"] Equivalent to wedged, but more common at Unix/C
     sites.  Not generally used of people.  Synonym with locked
     up, wedged; compare hosed.  See also hang.  A hung
     state is distinguished from crashed or down, where the
     program or system is also unusable but because it is not
     running rather than because it is waiting for something.
     However, the recovery from both situations is often the same.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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