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English noun: hang

1. hang (cognition) a special way of doing something


SamplesHe had a bent for it.
He had a special knack for getting into trouble.
He couldn't get the hang of it.


Synonymsbent, knack


Broader (hypernym)endowment, gift, natural endowment, talent

2. hang (attribute) the way a garment hangs


SamplesHe adjusted the hang of his coat.


Broader (hypernym)fit

3. hang (act) a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms


Broader (hypernym)gymnastic exercise


Narrower (hyponym)bent hang, inverted hang, lever hang, reverse hang, straight hang


English verb: hang

1. hang (contact) be suspended or hanging


SamplesThe flag hung on the wall.


ExamplesThe lights hang from the ceiling


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)beetle, dangle, drop, overhang, swing


Verb grouphang, hang, hang up

2. hang (contact) cause to be hanging or suspended


SamplesHang that picture on the wall.


ExamplesThey hang the lights from the ceiling


Synonymshang up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Narrower (hyponym)sling, suspend


Causehang


Verb grouphang

3. hang (social) kill by hanging


SamplesThe murderer was hanged on Friday.


ExamplesThey want to hang the prisoners


Synonymsstring up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)execute, put to death


Narrower (hyponym)gibbet, halter

4. hang (motion) let drop or droop


SamplesHang one's head in shame.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop

5. hang (contact) fall or flow in a certain way


SamplesThis dress hangs well.
Her long black hair flowed down her back.


Synonymsfall, flow


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun

6. hang (stative) be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive


SamplesThis worry hangs on my mind.
The cloud of suspicion hangs over her.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)brood, bulk large, hover, loom

7. hang (perception) give heed (to)


SamplesThe children in the audience attended the recital quietly.
She hung on his every word.
They attended to everything he said.


Synonymsadvert, attend, give ear, pay heed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)listen


Narrower (hyponym)fixate

8. hang (contact) be suspended or poised


SamplesHeavy fog hung over the valley.


ExamplesSome big birds hang in the tree, There hang some big birds in the tree


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

9. hang (contact) hold on tightly or tenaciously


SamplesHang on to your father's hands.
The child clung to his mother's apron.


Synonymscling


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)grasp, hold on

10. hang (stative) be exhibited


SamplesPicasso hangs in this new wing of the museum.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Verb grouphang

11. hang (social) prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)block, blockade, embarrass, hinder, obstruct, stymie, stymy

12. hang (creation) decorate or furnish with something suspended


SamplesHang wallpaper.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

13. hang (contact) be placed in position as by a hinge


SamplesThis cabinet door doesn't hang right!.


ExamplesThe doors hang


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Verb grouphang

14. hang (contact) place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction


SamplesHang a door.


ExamplesThey want to hang the doors


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Verb grouphang

15. hang (change) suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste


SamplesHang the venison for a few days.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decompose, molder, moulder, rot









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