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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


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.


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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