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English definition of “hang”

hang

verb [I/T] (ATTACH AT TOP)   /hæŋ/ (past tense and past participle hung  /hʌŋ/)
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.
(Definition of hang verb (ATTACH AT TOP) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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