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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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A stalker who has been bombarding Coronation Street stars with letters and hanging around their TV studios has been warned by police to stay away.
Byam said clients like the enclosed, weatherproof smoking shelters because they eliminate the whining of smokers, the righteous indignation of nonsmokers, the concerns about second-hand smoke, the visual disgust of visitors subjected to smokers hanging around doorways flipping cigarette butts, but most of all because they end the inevitable doorway confrontations between smokers and nonsmokers.
I remember most of all hanging around the hospital, after his body had been taken away, not wanting to leave.
You're not going to get anywhere hanging around here.
Every major environmentalist from John Muir on grew up hanging around wild places," points out an environmental educator from Connecticut.
These are not teenage groupies hanging around without the price of admission.
Unless your PC has been spending its days since 1995 or 1996 in the closet, chances are there's plenty of extra stuff hanging around that doesn't need to be there.
But the raucous bird, which is thought to have been hanging around for weeks, has been causing some local residents a headache.
A gang of eight youths who had been hanging around the Eston property set a piece of clothing alight and pushed it through their door before midnight on Tuesday.
Most often, it is simply because they are hanging around in groups, causing concern just by being there.
A YOUTH group which aims to persuade youngsters there is more to life than hanging around has been given pounds 6,600.
TEENAGE tearaway Foster Allison has been banned from hanging around outside a shop, a social club and a leisure centre near his home.