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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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Adulthood comes very quickly for young people in care, with the prospect of living alone hanging heavily over their heads from the age of 14 or 15 years old.
Disappointed, disillusioned and seemingly beyond despair, the Goodison manager was sat slumped in his seat, the weight of carrying a misfiring, underachieving side hanging heavily on his shoulders.
On far too many occasions this season, a mood of melancholy has gripped Anfield before each kick-off, with apathy and indifference hanging heavily in the air, as Liverpool have laboured from one game to another.
City tackle Arsenal in the Carling Cup quarter-finals tonight with the gloom generated by seven successive league draws hanging heavily over a week that ends with an Eastlands clash against Chelsea.
As I filed out of the media room at the Liberty Stadium following the Ospreys' dismal 18-11 defeat to Leinster, the impending outcry already hanging heavily in the air, I bumped into the Wales fly-half in the reception.