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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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Floral scent hung heavily in the air, but the visitors' smiles and looks of awe stayed with me the most.
Floral scent hung heavily in the air but most of all it was the look of awe on visitors' faces and their smiles which remained the lasting impression.
INTOXICATING The scent of fritillaria and tulip hung heavily and seductively in the air
I want know exactly what The Englishwoman still missed two, though, and in a sport long tarnished by the action of drug cheats, the shadow of suspicion hung heavily over Armitstead and continues to do so.
The paintings hung heavily on their supports, their fibers saturated with oil paint.
MANILA -- The specter of Mamasapano hung heavily over the congressional deliberations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Thursday as lawmakers grappled with one question: Would policemen hunting down fugitives need to coordinate with the Bangsamoro government to enter its territory?
The smell of cigarette smoke hung heavily over the Great Cedar Hall at Foxwoods Resort Casino one recent weekday morning, as gamblers lit up freely in the cavernous slots machine room.
And there was no let up in pressure on debt-laden Greece, whose ongoing political and economic crisis still hung heavily over Cannes' rain-lashed seafront summit venue, as an example of the threat facing Italy
The fallout from the competition for the ill-starred extension of Asplund's City Library (AR January 2010) hung heavily over proceedings.
Joe Cole might have prevented the unthinkable, but a set of impertinent, if understandable, questions hung heavily in the night air.
The spectre of the legal action hung heavily over last year's levy negotiations, eventually leading to a government determination, and uncertainty remains as the three elements on the Levy Board - bookmakers, racing and independent members - head towards next month's talks on the 2009-10 scheme.