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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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All credit to Hearts as they've hung tough but we know a win will qualify us for the UEFA Cup which is a massive incentive.
The Mil-Std generators have hung tough and many are still out there and being used.
The president hung tough, claiming the demonstrations had been arranged by student communist groups.
The Road Warriors almost lost a 23-point lead but hung tough in the stretch as they take something positive from a tournament they opened up with nine straight defeats.
But he hung tough to save his serve then broke the Frenchman - conqueror of Novak Djokovic on Thursday - before running away to a 3-0 lead in the decider.
But the Sammies hung tough, each of the final three matches going three sets.
With Livingston in foul trouble, the Clippers hung tough and Chris Kaman had 10 points and five rebounds.
Orchard hung tough in the face of Forest Hills' spirited final round charge on Saturday to win the Founders Division of the 70th Philippine Airlines Interclub's Men's championship at Rancho Palos Verdes here.
As it turned out, Shrewsbury needed them as the scrappy Guardians hung tough to cut their deficit midway through the fourth period.