Hung the hat on a peg.
Hang a door.
Hang a room with curtains.
Hang one's head in sorrow.
An example of to hang is attaching a painting to a wall.
An example of to hang is a suspended trapeze performer.
Everything hangs on the committee's decision.
At the next intersection, hang a right.
Rain clouds hanging low over the corn fields.
A student who hangs on the professor's every word.
His future hung in the balance.
A dress that hangs well.
The threat hanging over us.
Time hung heavy on my hands.
The power surge caused my computer to hang, so I had to reboot it.
Finally got the hang of it.
To hang a door on its hinges.
To hang a room with pictures and drapes.
The culprits were hanged from the nearest tree.
Are you busy, or can you hang with me?
I didn't see anything, officer. I was just hanging.
The computer has hung again. Not even pressing <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> works.
When I push this button the program hangs.
The program has a bug that can hang the system.
If you move there, you'll hang your queen rook.
In this standard opening position White has to be careful because the pawn on e4 hangs.
This skirt has a nice hang.
- To be concerned or anxious:.I don't give a hang what you do.
- To delay:.
- To be slow in firing, as a gun.
- To persevere despite difficulties; persist:.She hung in there despite pressure to resign.
- To give up; quit.
- To stay calm or relaxed.
- To settle oneself; take up residence:.Hung my hat in Chicago.
- To hold firmly; keep fast:.Hang on to your money.
- To leave (someone) in a difficult situation, especially in taking blame for a failure or an act of wrongdoing.
- To remain firmly resolved:.
- To be completely relaxed.
- To be completely candid.
- To learn (or have) the knack of.
- To understand the significance or idea of.
- To turn to the left (or right), as in driving a car.
- To cluster around.
- To loiter or linger around.
- To associate or socialize with.Don't hang around those kids!.
- To associate or socialize with.
- To be reluctant to advance, as from timidity or shyness.
- To be slow in firing.
- To be slow in doing something.
- To be unsettled or undecided.
- To ride a surfboard with the toes of one (or both) feet draped over the front edge of the board.
- To hold steadfast; persevere.
- To hell with it! damn it!.
- To retire or quit.
- To be relaxed, easygoing, etc.
- To keep hold.
- To hold steadfast; persevere.
- To depend on; be contingent on.
- To listen attentively to.To hang on a speaker's every word.
- To hit with a blow.
- To go on a drunken spree.
- To lean out.
- To display, as by suspending.
- To loiter; idle.
- To project over; overhang.
- To loom over; threaten.
- To be left from a previous time or state.
- To stick or remain together.
- To make sense in a coherent way.
- To take a firm or defiant stand; be inflexible.
- To put on a hanger, hook, etc., esp. in the proper place.
- To put a telephone receiver or handset back in place in ending a call.
- To delay or suspend the progress of.Cars that are hung up in traffic.
- To end abruptly and rudely a telephone or cell-phone conversation with someone.
- To go all the way; be uninhibited.
- To not care the least bit about.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of hang
- Middle English hongen from Old English hangian to be suspended and from hōn to hang konk- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- A fusion of Old English hōn (“to hang, be hanging”) [intrans.] and hangian (“to hang, cause to hang”) [trans.]; also probably influenced by Old Norse hengja (“suspend”) and hanga (“be suspended”); all from Proto-Germanic *hanhaną (compare Dutch hangen, German hängen), from Proto-Indo-European *keng- (“to waver, be in suspense”) (compare Gothic (hāhan), Hittite gang- (“to hang”), Sanskrit [script?] (sankate, “wavers”), Latin cunctari (“to delay”)) and Albanian çengë (“a hook”).
- From hang sangwich, Irish colloquial pronunciation of ham sandwich.
- From Alemannic German Hang (“hand”)