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Meaning of hang

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  hang
      n 1: a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it";
           "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he
           couldn't get the hang of it" [syn: {bent}, {knack}, {hang}]
      2: the way a garment hangs; "he adjusted the hang of his coat"
      3: a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar
         or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by
         the arms
      v 1: be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
      2: cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the
         wall" [syn: {hang}, {hang up}]
      3: kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday" [syn:
         {hang}, {string up}]
      4: let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame"
      5: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her
         long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: {hang}, {fall},
         {flow}]
      6: be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on
         my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
      7: give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the
         recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They
         attended to everything he said" [syn: {attend}, {hang},
         {advert}, {pay heed}, {give ear}]
      8: be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
      9: hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's
         hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" [syn:
         {cling}, {hang}]
      10: be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
      11: prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
      12: decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang
          wallpaper"
      13: be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door
          doesn't hang right!"
      14: place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement
          in one direction; "hang a door"
      15: suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the
          venison for a few days"


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