Meaning of “hang on” in the English Dictionary

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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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(Definition of “hang on” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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!

(Definition of “hang on” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)