• To be or remain suspended.
  • To float, as if suspended.
  • To veer in one direction.
  • To rebound unexpectedly or unusually slowly, due to backward spin on the ball or imperfections of the ground.
  • To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect.
  • To cause (something) to be suspended, as from a hook, hanger, hinges or the like.
  • To execute (someone) by suspension from the neck.
  • To be executed by suspension by one's neck from a gallows, a tree, or other raised bar, attached by a rope tied into a noose.
  • (used in maledictions) To damn.
  • To loiter; to hang around; to spend time idly.
  • To exhibit (an object) by hanging.
  • To apply (wallpaper or drywall to a wall).
  • To decorate (something) with hanging objects.
  • To remain persistently in one's thoughts.
  • To prevent from reaching a decision, especially by refusing to join in a verdict that must be unanimous.
  • To stop responding to manual input devices such as keyboard and mouse.
  • To cause (a program or computer) to stop responding.
  • To cause to become vulnerable to capture.
  • To be vulnerable to capture.
  • Of a pitcher, to throw a hittable off-speed pitch.
  • To attach or cause to stick (a charge or accusation, etc.).



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  • A fusion of Old English hōn ("to hang, be hanging") [intrans.] and hangian [trans.]; also probably influenced by Old Norse hengja and hanga; all from Proto-Germanic *hanhaną (compare Dutch hangen, Low German hangen and hängen, German hängen, Norwegian Bokmål henge, Norwegian Nynorsk henga), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱenk- ("to waver, be in suspense") (compare Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽, Hittite, Sanskrit शङ्कते ("is in doubt, hesitates"), Latin cunctari ("to delay")).
  • From hang sangwich, Irish colloquial pronunciation of ham sandwich.

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