Meaning of “hang” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /hæŋ/ (hung)

B1 to fasten something so that the top part is fixed but the lower part is free to move, or to be fastened in this way:

He hung his coat on the hook behind the door.
KILL [ I, T ] (past also hanged)

B2 to kill someone by putting a rope around their neck and making them drop, or to die in this way:

The poor woman tried to hang herself with her sheet.
IN AIR [ I ]

to stay in the air for a long time:

Thick fog hung over the town.
→ See also be/hang in the balance , hang your head (in shame)

(Definition of “hang verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)