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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.
References in classic literature ?
and Rose gave a glance of scorn at the loose belt hanging round her trim little waist.
The dogs came leaping along, and whole flocks of wild-fowl flew over the cairn, where blackberry-bushes were hanging round the old stones.
I liked the great terrace best, for the view was divine, so while the rest went to see the rooms inside, I sat there trying to sketch the gray stone lion's head on the wall, with scarlet woodbine sprays hanging round it.
I seemed to hate it--it was like a heavy weight hanging round my neck; and yet its crying went through me, and I daredn't look at its little hands and face.
On she tottered, her apparel hanging round her in red rags, a hundred wounds upon her face and form.
But this is harvest month, you know, and I've been busy--and a lot of extra hands hanging round, eating more'n they work, just like the men.
He lifted something bright and metallic, hanging round his neck, and blew on it a series of shrill, trilling, bird-like notes.
Often, when du Bousquier went to a grand dinner, he would take Rene to wait at table; on such occasions he made him take off his blue cotton jacket, with its big pockets hanging round his hips, and always bulging with handkerchiefs, clasp-knives, fruits, or a handful of nuts, and forced him to put on a regulation coat.
I think he's hanging round the girl himself and is out against a rival.
The corpse hanging round his neck would be nearly as fatal as the living man.
It was the drummer-boy who had been hanging round him all the forenoon - a fat and freckled person of about fourteen, and Kim loathed him from the soles of his boots to his cap-ribbons.
And he felt, inert as it was, the thin arm of the old nobleman hanging round his neck.