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hang

noun (n)

  • a special way of doing something (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: bent, knack
    Example:
    He couldn't get the hang of it.
    source: wordnet30
  • the way a garment hangs (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    He adjusted the hang of his coat.
    source: wordnet30
  • a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • be suspended or hanging (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be hanging or suspended (verb.contact)
    Synonym: hang up
    Example:
    Hang that picture on the wall.
    source: wordnet30
  • kill by hanging (verb.social)
    Synonym: string up
    Example:
    The murderer was hanged on Friday.
    source: wordnet30
  • let drop or droop (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Hang one's head in shame.
    source: wordnet30
  • fall or flow in a certain way (verb.contact)
    Synonym: fall, flow
    Example:
    This dress hangs well.
    source: wordnet30
  • be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive (verb.stative)
    Example:
    This worry hangs on my mind.
    The cloud of suspicion hangs over her.
    source: wordnet30
  • give heed (to) (verb.perception)
    source: wordnet30
  • be suspended or poised (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • hold on tightly or tenaciously (verb.contact)
    Synonym: cling
    Example:
    Hang on to your father's hands.
    source: wordnet30
  • be exhibited (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum.
    source: wordnet30
  • prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • decorate or furnish with something suspended (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Hang wallpaper.
    source: wordnet30
  • be placed in position as by a hinge (verb.contact)
    Example:
    This cabinet door doesn't hang right!.
    source: wordnet30
  • place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Hang a door.
    source: wordnet30
  • suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste (verb.change)
    Example:
    Hang the venison for a few days.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • Of a ball: To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of ground. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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