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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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Though Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was quick to trash the reports, an air of uncertainty seemed to hang heavy over the RJD.
Curtail with curtains: Hang heavy lined curtains at windows to help keep the heat in and close them as soon as it starts getting dark.
Curtail with curtains: Hang heavy, lined curtains at windows to help keep the heat in and close them as soon as it starts getting dark.
The thick fog that enveloped the city yesterday afternoon was predicted to hang heavy during the evening, sparking warnings of rush-hour disruption today.
The atmosphere would hang heavy with the fog of cigarette and pipe smoke, men would stand in small groups by the bar or sit at small, heavy cast iron tables laden with straight glasses of foaming beer.