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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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Never one to hang back, Lange's strong feelings about the people she photographed helped to bring about social change, like the establishment of emergency migrant camps in California.
At the end of scene 4, she warns her sister Stella, "Don't -- don't hang back with the brutes
and all that time your old girlfriend arms like mottled hams keeps thumping away on the piano keys while you hang back in the doorway with the boys too shy to dance holding your mouthguard slimy as a dead fish tight in your pocket hoping to hang a few on an old rival to stretch him out under a glaze of stars on a whispering rim of cane.
If you do not hang back and penetrate at the take-off, you will get into the rock-back position too soon.
Then hang back rows first and work to front so you don't have to push through wet clothes to get to an empty line.
It's as though Nirvana took a run at the wall of baby-boomer culture and were broken on it; now the group's peers hang back fearfully, un/happy to reproduce the rock values they wanted to replace.
When a situation such as this occurs, it often looks like opportunity to those who are able to read the signals, and gain a position advantage over those who hang back.
A better way to think about it might be that a good leader knows how to pick their spotsCowhen to come on strong and when to hang back.
Kate, wearing daffodils for St David's Day, seemed keen to hang back and observe the more senior royals.