To get the hang of
Hang Hang, n. 1. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe. [1913 Webster]

2. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. A sharp or steep declivity or slope. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To get the hang of}, to learn the method or arrangement of; hence, to become accustomed to. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • get the hang of something — get/have/the hang of something informal phrase to learn a skill or activity Skiing is not very tiring, once you get the hang of it. Thesaurus: to learn new skills or informationsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the hang of — (from Idioms in Speech) to understand the general idea or meaning; the way of doing something or the way in which something is used She began to get the hang of those little things which the pretty woman who has vanity invariably adopts. (Th.… …   Idioms and examples

  • get the hang of — (informal) To grasp the principle or meaning of • • • Main Entry: ↑hang * * * informal learn how to operate or do (something) it s quite simple when you get the hang of it * * * get the hang of informal : to learn the skills that are needed to do …   Useful english dictionary

  • get the hang of something — get the hang of (something) informal to succeed in learning how to do something after practising it. After three weeks of using this computer I think I ve finally got the hang of it …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the hang of — (something) informal to succeed in learning how to do something after practising it. After three weeks of using this computer I think I ve finally got the hang of it …   New idioms dictionary

  • get the hang of it — When you get the hang of something, you are familiar with it and know how to do it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • get the hang of — ► get the hang of informal learn how to operate or do. Main Entry: ↑hang …   English terms dictionary

  • get the hang of — verb To learn to handle something with some skill, through practice or diligence, which can lead to an almost unconscious performance thereof. Driving feels awkward when you’re new to it, but it’s easy once you get the hang of it …   Wiktionary

  • get the hang of — learn to do, know the first steps    I m getting the hang of algebra. I can solve the easy problems …   English idioms

  • get the hang of — Understand, comprehend, get acquainted with, get accustomed to, get used to, become familiar with, see into, know all about …   New dictionary of synonyms

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