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Meaning of “hang” - Learner’s Dictionary

hang

verb     /hæŋ/ (hung)
FASTEN [I, T]
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.Hanging and suspending
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.Hanging and suspendingDeath penalties
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) Staying and remainingWaiting
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