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Definition 1: be persistent, refuse to stop - [verb of change]

Samples where hang on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he persisted to call me every night
  • The child persisted and kept asking questions

Synonyms for hang on in the sense of this definition

(hang on is a kind of ...) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"

(... is a kind of hang on ) persist stubbornly

"he obstinates himself against all rational arguments"

(... is a kind of hang on ) persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble

"He is asking for trouble with his behavior"

(... is a kind of hang on ) persist in working hard

"Students must plug away at this problem"

(... is a kind of hang on ) keep to

"Stick to your principles" "stick to the diet"

Definition 2: hold the phone line open - [verb of communication]

Samples where hang on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please hang on while I get your folder

Synonyms for hang on in the sense of this definition

(hang on is a kind of ...) look forward to the probable occurrence of

"We were expecting a visit from our relatives" "She is looking to a promotion" "he is waiting to be drafted"

(hang on implies ...) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

"I tried to call you all night" "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"

(hang on belongs to category ...) transmitting speech at a distance

Definition 3: fix to; attach - [verb of contact]

Samples where hang on or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • append a charm to the necklace

Synonyms for hang on in the sense of this definition

(hang on is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of hang on ) add to the end

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