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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. Then cover the centre of the double bow with glue and black glitter and leave to dry.
And it's not the wide-eyed ingenues who have just stepped into the Hollywood scene that have been letting it all hang loose, but well-to-do veterans with hefty paychecks -- who could afford a few diamond-encrusted pairs and then some.
Alabama Shakes, King Tut's Tent They warmed the crowd in King Tut's Wah Wah Tent with lead singer Brittany Howard delivering sizzling licks on the track Hang Loose.
When the men hang loose in air, their wives offer prayers to God Shiva to appease him.
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.
HANG LOOSE: Artist Ellen Bell's Tiny Dress, one of the items in the Design Event 07 exhibition which is going on tour; ICONIC: One of the images projected on to the exhibition van
I teach when moving (especially inside built-up areas, inside a house, for instance), with a rifle and a regular sling to "pick it up" so is doesn't snag stuff or catch on furniture, door knobs, etc., rather than allowing it to hang loose in the wind.
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?