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English definition of “hang on”

hang on

(WAIT) informal phrasal verb with hang     /hæŋ/ verb
B1 to wait for a short time : Sally's on the other phone - would you like to hang on? Do you need the toilet right now or can you hang on for a while? Hang on a minute - I'll be with you in a moment !WaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of hang on (WAIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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