Associations to the word «Hang»


HANG, verb. (intransitive) To be or remain suspended.
HANG, verb. (intransitive) To float, as if suspended.
HANG, verb. (intransitive) (of a ball in cricket, tennis, etc.) To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of the ground.
HANG, verb. (transitive) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect.
HANG, verb. (transitive) To cause (something) to be suspended, as from a hook, hanger, or the like.
HANG, verb. (transitive) (legal) To execute (someone) by suspension from the neck.
HANG, verb. (intransitive) (legal) To be executed by suspension by one's neck from a gallows, a tree, or other raised bar, attached by a rope tied into a noose.
HANG, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To loiter, hang around, to spend time idly.
HANG, verb. (transitive) To exhibit (an object) by hanging.
HANG, verb. (transitive) To apply (wallpaper or drywall to a wall).
HANG, verb. (transitive) To decorate (something) with hanging objects.
HANG, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To remain persistently in one's thoughts.
HANG, verb. (transitive) (computing) To prevent from reaching a decision, especially by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous.
HANG, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To stop responding to manual input devices such as keyboard and mouse.
HANG, verb. (transitive) (computing) To cause (a program or computer) to stop responding.
HANG, verb. (transitive) (chess) To cause (a piece) to become vulnerable to capture.
HANG, verb. (intransitive) (chess) To be vulnerable to capture.
HANG, verb. (transitive) (baseball) (slang) Of a pitcher, to throw a hittable off-speed pitch.
HANG, noun. The way in which something hangs.
HANG, noun. (figuratively) A grip, understanding
HANG, noun. (computing) An instance of ceasing to respond to input devices.
HANG, noun. A sharp or steep declivity or slope.
HANG, noun. (Ireland) (informal) (derogatory) Cheap, processed ham (cured pork), often made specially for sandwiches.
HANG, noun. Alternative spelling of Hang
HANG, noun. Name and trademark of a musical instrument invented and built by PANArt Hangbau AG.
HANG A LEFT, verb. (intransitive) (North America slang) To turn left, to take a left turn.
HANG A LEG, verb. (idiomatic) Hesitate; hang back.
HANG A LOUIE, verb. (US) (slang) (idiomatic) Make a left turn while driving a vehicle.
HANG A RALPH, verb. (US) (slang) (uncommon) (idiomatic) Make a right turn while driving a vehicle.
HANG A RIGHT, verb. (intransitive) (US slang) To turn right, to take a right turn.
HANG ABOUT, verb. (idiomatic) To stay, linger or loiter.
HANG ABOUT, verb. (idiomatic) To spend time or be friends (especially to hang about with someone).
HANG AN ARSE, verb. (idiomatic) (1811) to hang back, to be afraid to advance.
HANG AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
HANG AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) to spend time or be friends (especially to hang around with someone)
HANG BACK, verb. (informal) To wait; to falter; to avoid proceeding through reluctance.
HANG BY A THREAD, verb. (idiomatic) To be in danger, calling for precise caution; to be in a precarious situation.
HANG BY THE EYELIDS, verb. To hang by a very slight hold or tenure.
HANG BY THE EYELIDS, verb. To be in an unfinished condition; to be left incomplete.
HANG DOG, noun. To hang on the rope after falling off a climb.
HANG DOG, noun. (obsolete) A rascal, one fit to hang from a rope (hanged) like a dog.
HANG FIRE, verb. (of a firearm) To fail to fire immediately when the trigger is pulled.
HANG FIRE, verb. (figuratively) To wait or hold back.
HANG FIRE, noun. (firearms) the situation when a gun does not immediately fire when the trigger is pulled, but may fire shortly after.
HANG FIRES, noun. Plural of hang fire
HANG FIVE, verb. (idiomatic) (surfing) To perform a longboard move where the surfer goes to the front of the board and rides from there, one foot on the nose and the five toes of that foot extended out over the front of the nose, the other foot placed further back.
HANG GLIDE, verb. Alternative spelling of hang-glide
HANG GLIDER, noun. An unpowered aircraft resembling a large kite from which a rider is suspended in a harness.
HANG GLIDER, noun. The rider of such a craft.
HANG GLIDERS, noun. Plural of hang glider
HANG GLIDING, verb. Present participle of hang glide
HANG GLIDING, noun. The sport of flying in a hang glider.
HANG IN, verb. (intransitive) To remain in a particular place or status.
HANG IN THE BALANCE, verb. (idiomatic) To be in a precarious situation, unsure of the future.
HANG ON, verb. (idiomatic) To wait a moment (usually imperative).
HANG ON, verb. To hold, grasp, or grip.
HANG ON, verb. (idiomatic) To keep; to store something for someone
HANG ON, verb. (idiomatic) To pay close attention.
HANG ON, verb. (idiomatic) To continually believe in something; to have faith in.
HANG ON, verb. (idiomatic) To persevere.
HANG ON EVERY WORD, verb. (idiomatic) To be completely attentive to what another person is saying.
HANG ONE'S HAT, verb. Literal meaning.
HANG ONE'S HAT, verb. (idiom) To call a place home.
HANG ONTO, verb. To keep
HANG OUT, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (slang) To spend time doing nothing in particular.
HANG OUT, verb. (dated) (informal) To be unyielding; to hold out.
HANG OUT ONE'S SHINGLE, verb. (idiomatic) to open an office or business, especially in a profession.
HANG OUT TO DRY, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see hang,‎ out,‎ dry.
HANG OUT TO DRY, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To abandon someone who is in need or in danger, especially a colleague or one dependent.
HANG OVER, verb. To be threatening, to be imminent
HANG PAPER, verb. (idiomatic) To write a bad check.
HANG TEN, verb. (surfing) To perform a stunt on a longboard in which a surfer moves to the front of the board and rides with ten toes extended out over the nose, after positioning the board so the back of it is covered and held in place by a wave.
HANG THE MOON, verb. (idiomatic) (US) To place the moon in the sky: used as an example of a superlative act attributed to someone viewed with uncritical or excessive awe, reverence, or infatuation.
HANG TIGHT, verb. (chiefly imperative) To remain in one's current location.
HANG TIME, noun. The duration that something stays in the air. Usually refers an athlete or something thrown or kicked.
HANG TIMES, noun. Plural of hang time
HANG TOGETHER, verb. (idiomatic) To be connected.
HANG TOGETHER, verb. (idiomatic) To correspond or fit well.
HANG TOGETHER, verb. (idiomatic) (of two people) To be in a romantic relationship.
HANG TOGETHER, verb. (idiomatic) (of people) To be united in defiance.
HANG TOGETHER, verb. To remain united; to stand by one another.
HANG TOGETHER, verb. To be self-consistent.
HANG TOUGH, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To remain strong-willed or brave, especially when experiencing duress or adversity.
HANG UP, verb. (transitive) To put up to hang
HANG UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To terminate a telephone call
HANG UP, verb. To keep delayed, suspended, held up, or stuck
HANG UP ONE'S BOOTS, verb. (idiomatic) retire, call it a day
HANG UP ONE'S HAT, verb. Literal meaning.
HANG UP ONE'S HAT, verb. (idiom) To end one's career.
HANG UPON, verb. To regard with passionate affection.
HANG UPON, verb. (military) To hover around.

Dictionary definition

HANG, noun. 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".
HANG, noun. The way a garment hangs; "he adjusted the hang of his coat".
HANG, noun. A gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms.
HANG, verb. Be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall".
HANG, verb. Cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall".
HANG, verb. Kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday".
HANG, verb. Let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame".
HANG, verb. Fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back".
HANG, verb. Be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her".
HANG, verb. Give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said".
HANG, verb. Be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley".
HANG, verb. Hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron".
HANG, verb. Be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum".
HANG, verb. Prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury.
HANG, verb. Decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper".
HANG, verb. Be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!".
HANG, verb. Place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door".
HANG, verb. Suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days".

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