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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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4 Use the black ribbon to tie the two bows together, the smaller bow on top of the larger one, and leave the long ends to hang loose.
When the men hang loose in air, their wives offer prayers to God Shiva to appease him.
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3 : to hang loose and waving <Her hair flowed down.
Women have had a difficult time coping with their natural assets: corsets, liberty bodices, pre-war brassieres that could encase a Dreadnought, later told by Women's Lib to hang loose and now the alleged threat of "toxic" bras.
Several of the light fittings in committee rooms 2 and 3 beginning to hang loose of their housing.
Or should we--gasp--let it all hang loose and allow gay people equal protection of the laws in the romper room?