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Definition 1: a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms - [noun denoting act]

(hang is a kind of ...) (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)

(... is a kind of hang ) a hang performed with the elbows bent

(... is a kind of hang ) a hang performed on the rings with the body upside down

(... is a kind of hang ) a hang performed on the rings with the body stationary in a horizontal position

(... is a kind of hang ) a hang with the arms extended in back

(... is a kind of hang ) a hang performed on the rings or parallel bars with the body erect and the arms at the sides

Definition 2: the way a garment hangs - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • he adjusted the hang of his coat

(hang is a kind of ...) the manner in which something fits

"I admired the fit of her coat"

Definition 3: a special way of doing something - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • he had a bent for it
  • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
  • he couldn't get the hang of it

Synonyms for hang in the sense of this definition

(hang is a kind of ...) natural abilities or qualities

Definition 4: suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste - [verb of change]

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

  • hang the venison for a few days

(hang is a kind of ...) break down

"The bodies decomposed in the heat"

Definition 5: cause to be hanging or suspended - [verb of contact]

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

  • Hang that picture on the wall

Synonyms for hang in the sense of this definition

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

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of hang ) hang freely

"The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"

(... is a kind of hang ) hang loosely or freely; let swing

(hang has a similar meaning as ...) be suspended or hanging

"The flag hung on the wall"

Definition 6: fall or flow in a certain way - [verb of contact]

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

  • This dress hangs well
  • Her long black hair flowed down her back

Synonyms for hang in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: be suspended or hanging - [verb of contact]

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

  • The flag hung on the wall

(... is a kind of hang ) be suspended over or hang over

"This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"

(... is a kind of hang ) hang freely

"the ornaments dangled from the tree" "The light dropped from the ceiling"

(hang has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be hanging or suspended

"Hang that picture on the wall"

(hang has a similar meaning as ...) be exhibited

"Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"

Definition 8: place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction - [verb of contact]

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

  • hang a door

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

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(hang has a similar meaning as ...) be placed in position as by a hinge

"This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"

Definition 9: be placed in position as by a hinge - [verb of contact]

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

  • This cabinet door doesn't hang right!

(hang has a similar meaning as ...) place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction

"hang a door"

Definition 10: be suspended or poised - [verb of contact]

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

  • Heavy fog hung over the valley

Definition 11: hold on tightly or tenaciously - [verb of contact]

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

  • hang on to your father's hands
  • The child clung to his mother's apron

Synonyms for hang in the sense of this definition

(hang is a kind of ...) hold firmly

Definition 12: decorate or furnish with something suspended - [verb of creation]

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

  • Hang wallpaper

(hang is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Definition 13: let drop or droop - [verb of motion]

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

  • Hang one's head in shame

(hang is a kind of ...) let fall to the ground

"Don't drop the dishes"

Definition 14: give heed (to) - [verb of perception]

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

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

Synonyms for hang in the sense of this definition

(hang is a kind of ...) hear with intention

"Listen to the sound of this cello"

(... is a kind of hang ) pay attention to exclusively and obsessively

"The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"

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

  • The murderer was hanged on Friday

Synonyms for hang in the sense of this definition

(hang is a kind of ...) kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

"In some states, criminals are executed"

(... is a kind of hang ) hang with a halter

(... is a kind of hang ) hang on an execution instrument

(hang is a kind of ...) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

"His brother blocked him at every turn"

Definition 17: be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive - [verb of stative]

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

  • This worry hangs on my mind
  • The cloud of suspicion hangs over her

(hang is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of hang ) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

Definition 18: be exhibited - [verb of stative]

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

  • Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum

(hang has a similar meaning as ...) be suspended or hanging

"The flag hung on the wall"

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