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hang

hang

 
 
pronunciation:
haeng
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
hang around, hang on, hang up, hang out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hangs, hanging, hung
definition 1: to suspend from a point above.
They hung the new curtains in the kitchen.Let's hang the paper lanterns for the party.
synonyms:
suspend
similar words:
dangle, drape, hook, loop up, lop
definition 2: to put up or affix.
Let's hang this picture on the wall.
similar words:
affix, attach, hook, mount, post
definition 3: to kill (someone) by suspending from a rope tied around the neck. (Uses "hanged" as the past tense and past participle.)
They hanged him for murder.
synonyms:
gibbet
similar words:
execute, garrote, lynch, strangle, truss up
definition 4: to allow to droop or sag.
He hung his head in shame.
synonyms:
bow, droop, slouch
similar words:
bend, drop, loll, lower, sag, sink, stoop
definition 5: to keep (a jury) from rendering a decision by voting against the majority; deadlock.
It was his vote that hung the jury.
synonyms:
deadlock
similar words:
stalemate, stall
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be suspended.
The swing hung from a big branch on the old tree.
 
similar words:
dangle, drag, drape, droop, fall, loll, lop, overhang, poise
definition 2: to lean over or out of.
He hung out of the window.
synonyms:
dangle, lean, overhang, stretch
similar words:
arch, bend, extend, loll, reach
definition 3: to die by hanging.
You're going to hang for your crimes someday.
synonyms:
swing
definition 4: to depend.
The outcome hangs on what she will say.
synonyms:
depend, hinge, lean
similar words:
rely, ride, turn
definition 5: to delay or hesitate; be undecided.
synonyms:
delay, hesitate, vacillate, waver
similar words:
flounder, procrastinate
definition 6: to be suspended or float in the air.
The giant balloon hung over the spectators.
synonyms:
float, hover
similar words:
drift, fly, glide, overhang, poise, waft
definition 7: to pay very close attention.
The crowd hung on his every word.
similar words:
eat up
definition 8: to be on display, esp. in a museum or gallery.
definition 9: of a jury, to not be able to render a verdict.
synonyms:
deadlock
similar words:
stalemate, stall
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phrase: hang around
phrase: hang on
phrase: hang up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the manner in which something hangs.
I don't like the uneven hang of this dress.
synonyms:
drape, line
similar words:
contour, shape, style
definition 2: (informal) the gist of how to do something; knack.
He's finally got the hang of horseback riding.
synonyms:
feel, knack
similar words:
gist, idea, know-how, skill
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phrase: hang out
Word Builder: hang +
  • hanger:
    a device for hanging clothes on a rack.