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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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Streets are strewn with growing heaps of rubbish and the sharp stench of sewage hangs heavily in some areas.
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Menace hangs heavily in the air like a storm cloud.
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Third, the major regional powers, whose presence hangs heavily over the island, need to play their part.
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The not-so-faint echo of the chief financial officer and his minions, chanting the fiscal mantra "cheapest is best," hangs heavily in the air.
The effect is both disorientating and utterly engrossing; our sympathies ebb and flow as good people make drastic choices to achieve their selfish dreams, and the threat of violence hangs heavily in the air.
Your sympathies are often forced to places you don't want them to go as good people make drastic choices to achieve their selfish dreams, and the threat of violence hangs heavily in the air.
The Syrian ruler's fate hangs heavily on the final report Mehlis submits on the Hariri case.