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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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