hang on/upon sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hang on/upon sth

phrasal verb with hang uk   us   /hæŋ/ verb

hang on/upon sth (GIVE ATTENTION)

to give ​carefulattention to something, ​especially something that someone says: He ​hangs on her every word as if she were some ​sort of ​goddess.

hang on/upon sth (DEPEND ON)

to ​depend on something: The ​safety of ​airtravelhangspartly on the ​thoroughness of ​baggagechecking.
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