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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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However Walker, 28, says he is hanging back more to cover Mendy, who already has five assistsseason from his forward raids.
It was no surprise to see him hanging back at set-pieces, the 18-year-old's diminutive frame isn't likely to trouble many opposition defenders.
Also the government should bring hanging back because those who kill should not be allowed to live - jail is too good for them.
We know that this is hardly The Thomas Crown Affair and there has been no sign of Pierce Brosnan in St Paul's Square but all of us here at The Jam House would just rather it was hanging back outside the building, right where it belongs."
They benefited from contrasting styles, the former advancing to the seamers and his partner hanging back and punishing any over-compensation.
by STEPHEN WHITE F1 CHAMPION Lewis Hamilton isn't known for hanging back on the grid - but he looks like he wants to hide among the pack as he discreetly follows Victoria Secret's model Barbara Palvin into a nightclub.
He said: "Lineker or Shearer would have gone for it and scored, I was hanging back because I thought he was going to get a touch."
The bus company insists there are more than enough seats provided and children are hanging back at the bus stop and letting the first bus go with empty seats before deciding to jump on the second vehicle.
And Reyna revealed they will not be hanging back in their quest for success.