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English verb: hang on

1. hang on (contact) fix to; attach


SamplesAppend a charm to the necklace.


Synonymsappend, tack, tack on, tag on


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


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)subjoin

2. hang on (change) be persistent, refuse to stop


SamplesHe persisted to call me every night.
The child persisted and kept asking questions.


Synonymshang in, hold on, persevere, persist


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


Broader (hypernym)bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold


Narrower (hyponym)ask for it, ask for trouble, follow, obstinate, plug, plug away, stick to, stick with

3. hang on (communication) hold the phone line open


SamplesPlease hang on while I get your folder.


Synonymshold on, hold the line


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)await, expect, look, wait


Entailcall, call up, phone, ring, telephone


Domain categorytelephone, telephony









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