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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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3 : a group of people who spend time together or have a common interest <She hangs around with a wild crowd.
Watson, who today lives three blocks from Indianapolis Motor Speedway and still hangs around the garage, said the one thing he remembers about that 1956 race was Flaherty's victory lap.
That might be for a structured, focused activity because they go to scouts or guides, or their unit of belonging might be the group that hangs around off Allard Way, in Stoke Aldermoor.