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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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And then there are quotes that are completely misrepresented, such as Ben Franklin's immortal remark at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, "We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
But the other parts of the book neither hang together nor stand up particularly well on their own.
The AAC Executive Committee met, and we decided to heed the words of Benjamin Franklin: 'We must all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
It puts together Taut's fascinating life story in a series of chapters taking different viewpoints which nonetheless hang together well.
They determined what their individual and collective roles would be and resolved to hang together as a unit.
Because when the chips are down, they will hang together, even those who deplore the events in the U.
We had a little fear the editors from their own countries would hang together and not mingle well.
With more than a dozen major languages, hundreds of dialects, scores of ethnic groups, castes, and religions, it's amazing that it manages to hang together at all.
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall hang separately.
Ben Franklin, a man I have idolized since childhood, famously said, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Agreed Pirani, "The elected leadership is now rallying, and the clear imperative is for the group to hang together and get control of the Island so the bipartisan spirit can be.