Meaning of “hang onto sth” in the English Dictionary

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"hang onto sth" in British English

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hang onto sth

phrasal verb with hang uk /hæŋ/ us /hæŋ/ verb

to keep something:

You should hang onto that painting - it might be valuable.

More examples

  • Hang on to those books. You never know when you might need them.
  • Make sure you hang onto this leaflet. It's important.
  • She decided to hang onto the shares for a bit longer.
  • She hung onto her ticket as a reminder of her journey.
  • Why don't you hang onto it and give it back to me next week?

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