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hang

[haŋ]
(ordnance)
To lock the receiver or bolt of a gun in an open position.

hang

(1)
To wait for an event that will never occur. "The system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive". See wedged, hung.

hang

(2)
To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until something happens. "The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character." Compare block.

hang

(3)
To attach a peripheral device, especially in the construction "hang off": "We're going to hang another tape drive off the file server." Implies a device attached with cables, rather than something that is strictly inside the machine's chassis.
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The fighting takes some getting the hang of but becomes second nature after a while, and I didn't find it too repetitive.
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He was slow out of the gates and hung for a while during the race before getting the hang of things and making decent progress to take second behind fair yardstick Pride Of Nation.
After getting the hang of this, Navasky managed to break those rules once in a while, most notably when he persuaded the editors to run a story by Merle Miller entitled "On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual," which brought in a record number of letters.
Most people were getting the hang of the new system, and many were beginning to enjoy a better life.
It's the beginning of the school year, so most of the children are just getting the hang of things.