hang verb (FIX AT TOP)
Many of his finest pictures hang/are hung (= are attached to the wall so that they can be seen) in the National Gallery.
- If I were you, I'd hang that sweater on the line and let it drip-dry.
- We could hang this picture on the wall next to the door.
- A string of onions hung from a beam in the kitchen.
- The shirts hanging on the line billowed in the breeze.
- Stand the paintings against the wall while we decide where to hang them.
hang verb (KILL)
- The leaders of the rebellion were hanged as traitors.
- Ruth Ellis has the dubious distinction of being the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
- She said he should be hanged for what he has done, and that he does not deserve to live.
- Traitors would be publicly hung, drawn and quartered in Tudor times.
- The gibbet still stands today, at the crossroads where common criminals were hanged.
hang verb (STAY)
hang verb (BEND DOWN)
get the hang of sth C2 informal
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