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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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We can't even let them fall off the edge of the vast money mountain they've stockpiled for themselves, because the swines tethered us to the same rope that hangs round their worthless necks.
If you could nip down Tesco Metro and get an eighth, you'd encounter nothing nastier than a long queue and that bloke with the dancing bears who hangs round on Church Street.