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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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Saying that, the two strikers made great movement as they took everybody into the front post and that allowed me to hang back and stick the ball in the back of the net - I had the easy job.
Be flexible: Faced with higher borrowing costs and an uncertain outlook, many firms have decided to hang back and delay any expansion plans.
David Miliband had his chance to oust Gordon Brown, but preferred to hang back.
We cannot hang back and hope for the best when we've see the kinds of job losses that we've seen over the last year,'' Obama told a jobs summit at the White House aimed at discussing how to boost employment.
It puts you under more pressure and you feel like you might as well go after it rather than hang back.
A marauding goal threat butwas happy to hang back deeper and control the midfield.
Here, the job is to hang back and let the audience discover the exhibit on their own, with the music to accentuate.
Yet each individual has a strong incentive to hang back a little and let the other stickleback take more of the risk.
Their outfits and hip tremors might undo lesser women, but they do not hang back.
Sidle up to the cherry wood bar and gaze upon the floor to-ceiling selection of wines, ports, cognacs and the like or hang back and hang back and watch Houston's beautiful people mingle on the dance floor.
I won't be telling our two full-backs Simon Webb and Damien Lynch to hang back.