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hang

verb  us   /hæŋ/ (past tense and past participle hung  /hʌŋ/ )

hang verb (ATTACH AT TOP)

[I/T] to attach or support something at the top, leaving the other part parts free, or to be held in this way: [I] There was no wind, and the flag hung straight down. [T] I plan to hang this picture in the hall.

hang verb (KILL)

[I/T] (past tense and past participle hanged) to kill someone by fixing a rope around the neck and tying it to something above the person and then causing the body to drop down suddenly: [T] He was sentenced to die and was hanged the next morning.

hang verb (STAY)

[I] to stay in the air: Smoke from the campfires hung in the air.

hang verb (TURN)

[T] infml to turn to the left or right: Hang a left/right at the next corner.
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