(third-person singular simple present hangs on, present participle hanging on, simple past and past participle hung on)
- (idiomatic) To wait a moment (usually imperative).
- Hang on. Let me check.
- To hold, grasp, or grip.
- Hang on to the handle so you don't drop it.
- (idiomatic) To keep; to store something for someone
- Hang on to my jacket until I get back.
- (idiomatic) To pay close attention.
- The audience hangs on his every word.
- (idiomatic) To continually believe in something; to have faith in.
- He's got a philosophy he hangs on to.
- (idiomatic) To persevere.
- Just hang on and keep going; this pain won't last forever.