Synonyms of hang in English:
1 lights hung from the trees
be suspended, dangle, hang down, be pendent, swing, sway
2 hang the pictures at eye level
put up, fix, attach, affix, fasten, post, display, suspend, pin up, nail up
hang, hanged, hung
In modern English, hang has two past tense and past participle forms: hanged and hung. Hung is the normal form in most general uses ( they hung out the wash; she hung around for a few minutes; he had hung the picture over the fireplace), but hanged is the form normally used in reference to execution by hanging ( she was hanged as a witch in April 1621)
- 1hang around informal
- 1.1 they spent their time hanging around in barsloiter, linger, wait around, waste time, kill time, mark time, while away the/one's time, cool one's heels, twiddle one's thumbs;frequent, be a regular visitor to, hauntinformal hang out in
- 2hang on
- 1.1 he hung on to her coathold on to, hold fast to, grip, clutch, grasp, hold tightly to, cling to
- 2.1 her future hung on their decisiondepend on, be dependent on, turn on, hinge on, rest on, be contingent on, be determined by, be decided by
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