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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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Years of good living hang heavy on the 53-year-old Crowe and he makes Cruise, 54, seem even more remarkably well preserved.
Years of good living hang heavy on the 53-year-old Crowe and he makes the 54-year-old Cruise seem even more remarkably well preserved.
Cities across China's mainland were on alert Sunday as high levels of air pollution blanketed Beijing and parts of northern China in heavy smog, closing down roads and airports. The smog was expected to hang heavy Monday in southern Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Henan and Shanxi, (http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2051630/chinas-capital-high-alert-smog-again) according to the National Meteorological Center. 
But while our hearts hang heavy with loss, we have his indelible memory and his important legacy to carry forward," Ashe said.
Though Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was quick to trash the reports, an air of uncertainty seemed to hang heavy over the RJD.