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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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In a letter to his successor Harish Rawat on Thursday, Bahuguna raised the issue of regularisation of land under categories IV and 1 ( A) in his constituency Sitarganj which has been hanging fire for a year now.
It has been hanging fire for over six years because of resistance from the local populace.
Then, to no-one's surprise, John Brown took a pot-shot at the BHB for hanging fire over joining the march on the Treasury by the bookmakers, bearing banners calling for a cut in the rate of betting duty to at least three per cent.
The initial stage of bidding for two UMPPs concluded 2013 but the financial bids stage of the procedure has been hanging fire because of reasons ranging from delay in environmental clearance and misgivings concerning the bidding norms.
THE BJP finally bit the bullet on the long running insurance sector saga, where the FDI cap hike to 49 per cent has been hanging fire for aeons.
The Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill has been hanging fire for close to 14 years due to lack of political consensus on the issue.
His appointment was hanging fire for a long time due to lack of agreement on the terms and conditions.
The issue has been hanging fire for a long time, and the Archery Association of India ( I) is keen to have him for a few sessions before the Asian Games in September- October.
Home ministry officials said preparation has been on to move ahead with the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill, which has been hanging fire for some years.
The proposal for having a stronger regulator has been hanging fire since the last 14 years.