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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 Waen Brewery of Mid Wales is run by brewster Sue Hayward, while Cardiff's cult foodie favourite Hang Fire Smokehouse is run by Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn.
For that to happen Cranie has to agree to a new deal that he has so far opted to hang fire on signing until the end of the season, while it is hoped Keogh will also be offered an extension to his current deal which has another 12 month to run.
Warning punters to hang fire until Fingal Bay's Festival target is decided, winning trainer Philip Hobbs said: "We will decide on what race he goes to at Cheltenham nearer the time.
The development of sector I-11/1 and I-11/2 was on hang fire for last twenty years due to land dispute between victims of Bokra Saraheen and CDA.
I think we have taken the decision to hang fire on that, see how the preseason goes and then make a decision in the weeks before the season starts.
I had to ring the lads to tell them to hang fire with the golf as I was doing my bit for the club.
But at the moment, we are going to have to hang fire.
PATIENCE is a virtue, or so the old saying goes, and those punters who can hang fire to the last at Kempton can reap the rewards.
As this was the first ever hang fire of a missile on an F-16, there were no established procedures for handling all the repercussions from this malfunction.
City boss Stuart Pearce has hinted that Cole could be offered a new deal - but he'll have to hang fire until later in the season to see how their campaign pans out.
THEIR smoked meat and barbecued ribs have become legendary on the Welsh culinary scene and now the Hang Fire Smokehouse duo Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn are set to open their first permanent restaurant in Barry.
KEITH LASLEY has told the critics to hang fire on writing the obituaries for Motherwell's season.