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hang on

verb uk phrasal verb with hang   /hæŋ/ us  

(WAIT)

B1 informal to wait for a short time: Sally's on the other phone - would you like to hang on? Do you need the toilet right now or can you hang on for a while? Hang on a minute - I'll be with you in a moment!
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(HOLD)

to hold or continue holding onto something: Hang on tight - it's going to be a very bumpy ride.
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