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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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Although he admitted that the shadow of Pietersen's absence would hang heavily over England at Headingley during the second Test against New Zealand, however, Cook said that Pietersen's expected return for the Trent Bridge Ashes game would raise the stakes for Nick Compton and Jonny Bairstow, whose place he threatens, the Guardian reports.
I began this column by alluding to the Thatcher-Scargill prize-fight of 1984-85 and, for both of the two main parties, its legacy continues to hang heavily over the politics of industrial relations.
Expectancy will hang heavily in the air and, should things not go to plan, doubtless there will be a few who are quick to voice their displeasure; when that happens, watching football in that famous old ground is an uncomfortable experience.
A It's that time of year when snuggling under a cosy warm duvet is pure bliss but not if the feathers have dispersed into clumps that hang heavily at the end of the bed leaving your boudoir looking lacklustre.
WHEN ghosts are role models, and tragedy is in the genes, history can hang heavily.