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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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The shock of going out to non-Premiership Tonmawr in last week's Swalec Cup looked to be hanging heavy on the Drovers in the opening period.
WITH THE First Division favourites tag hanging heavy around their necks, Sporting Fingal captain Shaun Maher is confident his side can bounce back from last week's set-back against UCD.
With the failures of the Guggenheim Las Vegas and Steven Holl's Bellevue Art Museum in Washington State (both victims of architectural and institutional overreach) hanging heavy over the heads of trustees, Piano has become a kind of safe bet while still providing a bit of contemporary flair.