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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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Huge granite boulders formed the outer rim of this bowl, and scrub oaks hung heavy with tiny acorns.
The scent of lilac rose from the tree near the gates hung heavy in the air.
Then gloom understandably hung heavy in the air as thousands of hard-working and skilled men and women faced life on the dole.
SANTA CLARITA -- The smell of smoke hung heavy in the air Tuesday in Placerita Canyon, now charred and fuming from Monday's arson that burned more than 500 acres.