hang+back

  • 21 To hang back — Hang Hang, v. i. 1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 22 hang — [haŋ] vt. HUNG, hanging; for vt. 3 & vi. 5, hanged is the preferred pt. & pp. hung [ME hangen, with form < OE vi. hangian & ON vi. hanga; senses < these, also < OE vt. hon & ON caus. v. hengja; akin to Ger vi. hangen, vt. hängen, to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 23 Hang — Hang, v. i. 1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 24 hang — ► VERB (past and past part. hung except in sense 2) 1) suspend or be suspended from above with the lower part not attached. 2) (past and past part. hanged) kill or be killed by tying a rope attached from above around the neck and removing the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 25 hang\ behind — • hang back • hang off • hang behind 1. To stay some distance behind or away, be unwilling to move forward. Mary offered the little girl candy, but she was shy and hung back. 2. To hesitate or be unwilling to do something. Lou wanted Fred to join …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 26 hang\ off — • hang back • hang off • hang behind 1. To stay some distance behind or away, be unwilling to move forward. Mary offered the little girl candy, but she was shy and hung back. 2. To hesitate or be unwilling to do something. Lou wanted Fred to join …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 27 hang off — See: HANG BACK …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 28 hang off — See: HANG BACK …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 29 hang — hang1 W2S1 [hæŋ] v past tense and past participle hung [hʌŋ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(top part fastened)¦ 2¦(picture etc)¦ 3¦(kill/be killed)¦ 4¦(paper)¦ 5¦(door)¦ 6¦(mist/smoke/smell)¦ 7 hang open 8 hang in the balance 9 hang by a thread …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 30 hang — hangable, adj. hangability, n. /hang/, v., hung or (esp. for 4, 5, 20, 24) hanged; hanging; n. v.t. 1. to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above or at a point near its own top; suspend. 2. to attach or suspend so as to …

    Universalium

  • 31 hang — v 1. suspend, sling, pend, set; hang up, hook up, hitch. 2. truss up, string up, gibbet, garrote, bowstring, bring to the gallows; noose, neck, Sl. stretch, strangle. 3. drape, curtain, deck, cover; trail, flow, descend, slope. 4. attach, annex,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 32 hang — 1 verb past tense and past participle hung /h / 1 HANG FROM ABOVE a) (T) to fix or put something in a position so that the bottom part is free to move and does not touch the ground: Hang your coat on the hook. b) (intransitive always + adv/prep)… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 33 hang — hang1 [ hæŋ ] (past tense and past participle hung [ hʌŋ ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 attach something at top only ▸ 2 attach something to wall ▸ 3 kill with rope ▸ 4 put something into position ▸ 5 about smoke/smells ▸ 6 be seen in the sky ▸ 7 spend time in …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 34 hang — [[t]hæŋ[/t]] v. hung (esp. for4,5,20,24)hanged, hang•ing, 1) to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above or at a point near its own top; suspend 2) to attach or suspend so as to allow free movement: to hang a door[/ex]… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 35 hang — v. & n. v. (past and past part. hung except in sense 7) 1 tr. a secure or cause to be supported from above, esp. with the lower part free. b (foll. by up, on, on to, etc.) attach loosely by suspending from the top. 2 tr. set up (a door, gate, etc …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 36 hang fire — DELAY, hang back, hold back, hold on, stall, pause; procrastinate, vacillate, adopt Fabian tactics; informal hang about/around, sit tight, hold one s horses. → hang * * * delay or be delayed in taking action or progressing * * * hang fire see… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 37 hang — [c]/hæŋ / (say hang) verb (hung or, especially for capital punishment and suicide, hanged, hanging) –verb (t) 1. to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above; suspend. 2. to suspend so as to allow free movement as on a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 38 hang — I UK [hæŋ] / US verb Word forms hang : present tense I/you/we/they hang he/she/it hangs present participle hanging past tense hung UK [hʌŋ] / US past participle hung *** 1) [transitive] to put something somewhere so that the top part is held in… …

    English dictionary

  • 39 hang — [[t]hæ̱ŋ[/t]] ♦♦ hangs, hanging, hung, hanged (The form hung is used as the past tense and past participle. The form hanged is used as the past tense for meaning 5.) 1) V ERG If something hangs in a high place or position, or if you hang it there …

    English dictionary

  • 40 hang — verb (past and past participle hung except in sense 2) 1》 suspend or be suspended from above with the lower part not attached.     ↘attach or be attached so as to allow free movement about the point of attachment.     ↘attach (meat or game) to a… …

    English new terms dictionary