hang

hang
hang1 [ hæŋ ] (past tense and past participle hung [ hʌŋ ] ) verb ***
▸ 1 attach something at top only
▸ 2 attach something to wall
▸ 3 kill with rope
▸ 4 put something into position
▸ 5 about smoke/smells
▸ 6 be seen in the sky
▸ 7 spend time in a place
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) transitive to put something somewhere so that the top part is held in position but the bottom part can move freely:
Hang your jacket there.
hang something on/over something: Phillip hung his hat on a hook behind the door.
She hung her bag over the chair.
a ) intransitive to be fixed so that the top part is held in position but the bottom part can move freely:
hang from: A row of pots and pans hung from hooks above the sink.
hang on: The children's coats were hanging on pegs behind the door.
b ) intransitive if your hair hangs down, it is long and not tied:
hang over: Her dark hair hung down over her shoulders.
hang loose: His long hair hung loose.
c ) intransitive if clothes hang well, they look neat and attractive when you wear them
2. ) transitive to attach a picture, mirror, etc. onto a wall:
The portrait will now be hung in the local museum.
a ) intransitive if a picture, mirror, etc. hangs somewhere, it is attached to a wall there:
A large mirror hung over the fireplace.
b ) transitive if a wall or room is hung with pictures, there are pictures on the walls:
The walls were hung with movie posters.
3. ) (past tense and past participle hanged) transitive to kill someone by putting a rope around their neck and making them fall:
He was hanged for murder in 1942.
be found hanged: A prisoner was found hanged in her cell.
hang yourself: After his wife left, he tried to hang himself.
a ) intransitive to die in this way:
They knew if she was found guilty she would hang.
4. ) transitive to attach paper to a wall as decoration:
We spent the afternoon hanging wallpaper in our bedroom.
a ) to put a door into position:
It took us all morning to hang the new front door.
5. ) intransitive if something such as smoke or a smell hangs in the air, it remains there:
hang over/in: A thick mist hung over the fields.
A smell of stale tobacco hung in the room.
6. ) intransitive MAINLY LITERARY if something hangs in the sky, it is seen there:
A crescent moon hung low over the lake.
7. ) hang or hang out intransitive INFORMAL to spend time in a particular place or with particular people:
hang with: On the weekend I like to just hang with my friends.
hang by a thread or hang in the balance
to be very likely to fail:
His career now hung by a thread.
hang in there INFORMAL
to continue doing something in a determined way even though it is difficult
hang a left/right AMERICAN SPOKEN
to turn left or right when you are driving
hang something BRITISH SPOKEN OLD-FASHIONED
used for saying that something is not important:
I've decided to go on the trip, and hang the expense!
hang your head
to look downward because you feel ashamed
,hang a`round phrasal verb intransitive or transitive INFORMAL
hang around something to spend time in a place waiting or doing nothing:
I hung around outside, waiting for the others.
hang around SPOKEN
used for telling someone to wait
not hang around
to move or do something quickly:
Let's not hang around or we'll be late!
,hang a`round with phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
hang around with someone to spend time with someone:
Marie always hung around with boys.
,hang `back phrasal verb intransitive
to not do something immediately because you are not confident or you do not feel certain about it: HESITATE
,hang `on phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive to hold tightly to something
2. ) intransitive INFORMAL to wait or be patient:
I think we should hang on and see the end of the game.
3. ) transitive hang on something to depend on something:
Everything hangs on the result of the blood test.
hang on someone's every word
to listen very carefully to what someone is saying
,hang `onto phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
hang onto something to keep something:
She still hung onto her wedding ring, even after the divorce.
,hang `out phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive INFORMAL same as HANG1 7:
She knew all the clubs where he usually hung out.
2. ) transitive to hang wet clothes outside to dry
3. ) intransitive to lean out of a window so that the top part of your body is outside:
hang out of: Two students were hanging out of the second floor window.
,hang `over phrasal verb transitive
hang over someone/something if something hangs over you, you worry about it or feel upset about it:
The threat of homelessness hangs over hundreds of families.
A sense of doom hung over the town.
,hang to`gether phrasal verb intransitive INFORMAL
if something hangs together, the different parts of it combine well so that it seems well planned and organized:
The speech doesn't really hang together.
,hang `up phrasal verb
1. ) intransitive to put the telephone down at the end of a conversation:
Greg hung up and sat back in his chair.
hang up on: Get lost! she shouted, and hung up on me.
2. ) transitive to hang a piece of clothing on something:
The women hung up their coats and sat down.
3. ) transitive INFORMAL to stop using something because you are no longer doing a particular sport or activity:
Nicola has decided it's time to hang up her dancing shoes.
get hung up INFORMAL
to be delayed:
I'm sorry I'm late I got hung up at the office.
hang up your hat INFORMAL
to leave your job, especially when you are old enough to stop working
hang
hang 2 [ hæŋ ] noun
get/have the hang of something INFORMAL
to learn a skill or activity:
Skiing is not very tiring, once you get the hang of it.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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