hang

hang
verb
ADVERB
limply, loosely

He had lost weight and the suit hung loosely on him.

uselessly

Her injured arm hung uselessly at her side.

upside down

The sloth spends most of its time hanging upside down from the branches.

down

Large leaves hung down from the branches of the trees.

PREPOSITION
by

The monkey was hanging by its tail from the beams overhead.

from

Banners hung from every window.

PHRASAL VERB
hang on
1 keep hold of sth
ADVERB
tight

Hang on tight—we're off.

VERB + HANG ON
try to
PREPOSITION
for

She hung on for dear life.

to

Hang on to (= keep) those old photographs—they may be valuable.

with

Martin tried to hang on with one hand.

2 wait
ADVERB
a minute, a second

Hang on a minute—I'll just see if he's here.

Hang is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑arm, ↑bag, ↑banner, ↑bat, ↑bead, ↑belly, ↑bulb, ↑cigarette, ↑cloud, ↑curl, ↑curtain, ↑decoration, ↑drape, ↑flag, ↑hair, ↑haze, ↑jacket, ↑jaw, ↑lantern, ↑leg, ↑mirror, ↑mist, ↑monkey, ↑moon, ↑painting, ↑picture, ↑portrait, ↑poster, ↑sail, ↑sheet, ↑sign, ↑silence, ↑skin, ↑smoke, ↑towel
Hang is used with these nouns as the object: ↑banner, ↑coat, ↑curtain, ↑decoration, ↑flag, ↑head, ↑lantern, ↑mirror, ↑murderer, ↑painting, ↑picture, ↑poster, ↑right, ↑sign, ↑stocking, ↑wallpaper

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