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English definition of “hang on/upon sth”

hang on/upon sth

(GIVE ATTENTION) phrasal verb with hang     /hæŋ/ verb
to give careful attention to something, especially something that someone says: He hangs on her every word as if she were some sort of goddess .Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
(Definition of hang on/upon sth (GIVE ATTENTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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