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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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Bad points: This is a messy film which doesn't hang together well and doesn't know what it wants to be - a deep and meaningful drama about the nature of man, a thrilling action film or a surreal black comedy.
Different works hang together, but somehow the different styles and materials used seem to add rather than detract from the whole exhibition.
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So we need to hang together and be strong as we move into this next phase.