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English definition of “hang”

hang

verb [I] (STAY)    /hæŋ/ (hung, hung)
C2 to stay in the air : The falcon seemed to hang in the air for a moment before diving onto its prey . Smoke from the houses hung above the village .literary The sound of the bells hung in the midnight air .Staying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of hang verb (STAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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