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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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Women have had a difficult time coping with their natural assets: corsets, liberty bodices, pre-war brassieres that could encase a Dreadnought, later told by Women's Lib to hang loose and now the alleged threat of "toxic" bras.
Several of the light fittings in committee rooms 2 and 3 beginning to hang loose of their housing.
Or should we--gasp--let it all hang loose and allow gay people equal protection of the laws in the romper room?
Naturists already let it all hang loose at pools in St David's, Caernarfon, Llandudno, Swansea and Chepstow.
You know there's more to life than smiling, filing and dialling so kick back, hang loose and allow yourself a little creative loafing - if only for your wardrobe's sake.
To remove the anti-microbial belt, two tensioning rollers, located either side of an underslung central roller, are removed, thus enabling the belt to hang loose.
When relaxed, the threadlike molecules hang loose, so to speak, showing no image.
and president of the BOMA New York, said "As a building owner, hang loose, and keep reading the changes as they come upon us.