hang+fire

  • 21 hang fire — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. drag on, remain unsettled, remain unfinished, recommence; see continue 2 , resume …

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  • 22 hang fire — delay, wait …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 23 hang fire — Be long or slow in discharging (said of a gun) …

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  • 24 hang fire — idi a) (of a weapon) to be delayed in exploding or firing b) to be kept in a state of delay …

    From formal English to slang

  • 25 To hang fire — Hang Hang (h[a^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hanged} (h[a^]ngd) or {Hung} (h[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hanging}. Usage: The use of hanged is preferable to that of hung, when reference is had to death or execution by suspension, and it is also more… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 26 Hang — (h[a^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hanged} (h[a^]ngd) or {Hung} (h[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hanging}. Usage: The use of hanged is preferable to that of hung, when reference is had to death or execution by suspension, and it is also more common.] [OE …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 27 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… …

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  • 28 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… …

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  • 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 — 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

  • 31 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

  • 32 hang — {{11}}hang (n.) late 15c., a sling, from HANG (Cf. hang) (v.). Meaning a curtain is from c.1500; that of the way cloth hangs is from 1797. To get the hang of (something) become capable is from 1834, American English. Perhaps originally in… …

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  • 33 fire — I [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] BURNING, HEAT, OR ENTHUSIASM ♦♦ fires, firing, fired (Please look at category 18 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) N UNCOUNT Fire is the hot, bright flames produced by things… …

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  • 34 fire — 1 noun 1 BURNING (U) the flames, light and heat produced when something burns: The warehouse was completely destroyed by fire. | be on fire (=be burning): The house is on fire! | catch fire/catch on fire (=start to burn): Mary knocked the candle… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 35 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

  • 36 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… …

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  • 37 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 …

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  • 38 hang — Synonyms and related words: act in concert, adhere, all depend, and quarter, art, aspire, associate with, attach, bag, be based on, be consistent, be contingent on, be dependent on, be dilatory, be logical, be poised, be predicated on, become… …

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  • 39 fire — firer, n. /fuyeur/, n., v., fired, firing. n. 1. a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame. 2. a burning mass of material, as on a hearth or… …

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  • 40 fire — Synonyms and related words: abandon, afflatus, afire, aflame, aggressiveness, agitate, aim at, air, air dry, alight, anhydrate, animate, animating spirit, animation, animus, annoy, antiaircraft fire, ardency, ardent, ardor, arouse, aroused, atom …

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