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"hang on" in British English

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hang on

phrasal verb with hang uk   /hæŋ/ us   /hæŋ/ verb
  • (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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"hang on" in American English

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hang on

phrasal verb with hang us   /hæŋ/ verb past tense and past participle hung /hʌŋ/
  • (HOLD)

to hold or continue holding onto something: He was driving so fast I had to hang on tight whenever he turned.

hang on

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phrasal verb with hang us   /hæŋ/ verb past tense and past participle hung /hʌŋ/
  • (WAIT)

to wait: Hang on – I’ll be with you in a minute!
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