- The way in which something hangs
verb (hangs, hanging, hung or hanged (see Usage notes), hung or hanged (see Usage notes))
- This skirt has a nice hang
- (computing) An instance of ceasing to respond to input devices
- We sometimes get system hangs
- (intransitive) To be or remain suspended
- The lights hung from the ceiling.
- (intransitive) To float, as if suspended.
- The smoke hung in the room.
- (intransitive) 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
- You will hang for this, my friend.
- (intransitive) (informal) To loiter, hang around, to spend time idly.
- Are you busy, or can you hang with me?
- I didn't see anything, officer. I was just hanging.
- (intransitive) (chess) to be vulnerable to capture.
- In this standard opening position White has to be careful because the pawn on e4 hangs.
- (intransitive) (computing) to stop responding to manual input devices such as keyboard or mouse
- The computer has hung again. Not even pressing <nowiki><Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del></nowiki> works.
- When I push this button the program hangs.
- (transitive) to cause (something) to be suspended
- Hang those lights from the ceiling.
- (transitive) to place on a hook
- (transitive) to exhibit (a painting)
- (transitive) to apply (wallpaper to a wall)
- (transitive) to decorate (something) with hanging objects
- (transitive) (computing) to cause (a program or computer) to stop responding
- The program has a bug that can hang the system.
- (transitive) to execute (someone) by suspension from the neck
- The culprits were hanged from the nearest tree.
- (transitive) (chess) to cause (a piece) to become vulnerable to capture
- If you move there, you'll hang your queen rook.
- (transitive) To hold or bear in a suspended or inclined manner or position instead of erect
- He hung his head in shame.
- (intransitive) To "hang up" means to disconnect a telephone call.
- "Hang up my X" can mean "stop doing Y", where X is a characteristic kit item used in the sport or work occupation Y, e.g. "It's time I hung up my fins" may mean "Due to advancing old age I should stop scuba diving".
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