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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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Bob said: "When I first drove through here the rain clouds hung heavily over the mountains and the huge piles of slate-waste that dominate the town.
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
Throughout the tournament the threat of renewed terrorist activity hung heavily on the breeze but the constant big-screen closeups of the formidable scowling countenance of Judy Murray would have deterred any potential troublemakers.
The trademark and accompanying legal threats hung heavily over the head of local CDH charity, CHERUBS, based in Wake Forest.
The weight of history and expectation has hung heavily on the shoulders of every man to have pulled on a Red shirt since 1990 but perhaps for season 2010-2011 it would be prudent if expectations were lowered.
The fallout from the competition for the ill-starred extension of Asplund's City Library (AR January 2010) hung heavily over proceedings.
The rest of upstairs suffered smoke damage and although, miraculously, downstairs emerged relatively unscathed, the stench of smoke hung heavily 24 hours later.
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.
The spirit of Bach hung heavily over much of his programme - a first half of fantasias, followed after the interval by sonatas - from JSB's own Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, via Bachian pre-echoes by Froberger and Buxtehude, to Reger's mighty homage work, the Fantasia and Fugue on Bach.
THE threat of a relegation battle hung heavily over the players as they clawed out a point apiece.