Hang-on meaning

(idiomatic) To wait a moment (usually imperative).

Hang on. Let me check.

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To hold, grasp, or grip.

Hang on to the handle so you don't drop it.

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(idiomatic) To keep; to store something for someone.

Hang on to my jacket until I get back.

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(idiomatic) To pay close attention.

The audience hangs on his every word.

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(idiomatic) To continually believe in something; to have faith in.

He's got a philosophy he hangs on to.

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(idiomatic) To persevere.

Just hang on and keep going; this pain won't last forever.

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