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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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That's part of the strategy, as Young has made sure there are monkeys hanging around in every corner of the store.
A neighbour said: "There was a gang of boys hanging around in the park.
Asked about previously raised concerns the area was being used by paedophiles targeting children for sexual exploitation, he said: "It's not unreasonable to say that where there are a lot of young people hanging around it would not surprise anybody if you had undesirable elements hanging around as well.
We have had recent issues reported to us in the Felling area about groups of young teenagers hanging around some of the shops and local businesses there," he said.
He seems to have been hanging around the street since last Tuesday.
Heskey's E-miles away from Prem EMILE HESKEY has more chance of breaking back into the big time by hanging around the set of I'm A Celebrity than he does of making it back into the Premier League after spending two years in Oz.
It seemed to me that the more the birds were hanging around my property, the fewer insects there would be.
There are lots of youths hanging around -it's because so many kids are out of work Gary Thomas, 50, of Norton, owns Garfield's Hair Salon It's probably more of a concern for older people.
It is believed the suspect was hanging around along with another male between 5pm and 6pm.
Summary: It must be hard dating Simon Cowell, especially when his ex's are always hanging around.
WE'VE all heard pop stars moan that shooting a video involves a lot of hanging around .
The original devices were to make an annoying frequency to stop teenagers hanging around the streets or in certain areas, because teens are the only ones who could hear the frequency, however now an improved model has been made in which it isn't just targeting teens but everyone