Hung



[huhng] /hʌŋ/

verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of .
adjective
2.
Slang: Vulgar. (of a male) having very large genitals.
Idioms
3.
hung over, Informal. suffering the effects of a hangover:
On New Year’s Day the houseguests were all hung over.
Also, hungover.
4.
hung up, Informal.

5.
hung up on, Slang.

[hang] /hæŋ/
verb (used with object), hung or especially for 4, 5, 20, hanged; hanging.
1.
to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above or at a point near its own top; suspend.
2.
to attach or suspend so as to allow free movement:
to hang a pendulum.
3.
to place in position or fasten so as to allow easy or ready movement.
4.
to put to death by suspending by the neck from a gallows, gibbet, yardarm, or the like.
5.
to suspend (oneself) by the neck until dead:
He hanged himself from a beam in the attic.
6.
to fasten to a cross; crucify.
7.
to furnish or decorate with something suspended:
to hang a room with pictures.
8.
to fasten into position; fix at a proper angle:
to hang a scythe.
9.
to fasten or attach (wallpaper, pictures, etc.) to a wall:
to hang pictures in a room.
10.
to suspend (something) in front of anything:
to hang curtains on a window.
11.
Fine Arts.

12.
to attach or annex as an addition:
to hang a rider on a bill.
13.
to attach (a door or the like) to its frame by means of hinges.
14.
to make (an idea, form, etc.) dependent on a situation, structure, concept, or the like, usually derived from another source:
He hung the meaning of his puns on the current political scene.
15.
(of a juror) to keep (a jury) from rendering a verdict by refusing to agree with the others.
16.
Informal. to cause (a nickname, epithet, etc.) to become associated with a person:
Friends hung that nickname on him.
17.
Slang. to hit with (a fist, blow, punch, etc.):
He hung a left on his opponent’s jaw.
18.
Baseball. to throw (a pitch) so that it fails to break, as a curve.
19.
Nautical. to steady (a boat) in one place against a wind or current by thrusting a pole or the like into the bottom under the boat and allowing the wind or current to push the boat side-on against the pole.
20.
(used in mild curses and emphatic expressions, often as a euphemism for damn):
I’ll be hanged if I do. Hang it all!
verb (used without object), hung or especially for 24, hanged; hanging.
21.
to be suspended; dangle.
22.
to swing freely, as on a hinge.
23.
to incline downward, jut out, or lean over or forward:
The tree hung over the edge of the lake.
24.
to be suspended by the neck, as from a gallows, and suffer death in this way.
25.
to be crucified.
26.
to be conditioned or contingent; be dependent:
His future hangs on the outcome of their discussion.
27.
to be doubtful or undecided; waver or hesitate:
He hung between staying and going.
28.
to remain unfinished or undecided; be delayed:
Let that matter hang until our next meeting.
29.
to linger, remain, or persist:
He hung by her side, unwilling to leave.
30.
to float or hover in the air:
Fog hung over the city.
31.
to be oppressive, burdensome, or tedious:
guilt that hangs on one’s conscience.
32.
to remain in attention or consideration (often followed by on or upon):
They hung on his every word.
33.
to fit or drape in graceful lines:
That coat hangs well in back.
34.
Fine Arts.

35.
Informal. to hang out.
noun
36.
the way in which a thing hangs.
37.
Informal. the precise manner of doing, using, etc., something; knack:
to get the hang of a tool.
38.
Informal. meaning or thought:
to get the hang of a subject.
39.
Nautical.

40.
the least degree of care, concern, etc. (used in mild curses and emphatic expressions as a euphemism for damn):
He doesn’t give a hang about those things.
Verb phrases
41.
hang around/about, Informal.

42.
hang back,

43.
hang in, Slang. to persevere:
She has managed to hang in despite years of bad luck.
Also, hang in there.
44.
hang on,

45.
hang out,

46.
hang over,

47.
hang up,

Idioms
48.
hang a left / right, Slang. to make a left (or right) turn, as while driving an automobile:
Hang a right at the next corner.
49.
hang five, to ride a surfboard with the weight of the body forward and the toes of the forward foot curled over the front edge of the surfboard.
50.
hang in the balance, to be in a precarious state or condition:
The wounded man’s life hung in the balance.
51.
hang it up, Informal. to quit, resign, give up, etc.:
The chief engineer is hanging it up after 40 years with the company.
52.
hang loose, Slang. to remain relaxed or calm:
Try to hang loose and don’t let it bother you.
53.
hang one on, Slang.

54.
hang one’s head. (def 66).
55.
hang ten, to ride a surfboard with the weight of the body as far forward as possible and the toes of both feet curled over the front edge of the surfboard.
56.
hang together,

57.
hang tough, Slang. to remain unyielding, stubborn, or inflexible:
He’s hanging tough and won’t change his mind.
58.
let it all hang out, Slang.

1.
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Also, Hung.
2.
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/hʌŋ/
verb
1.
the usual past tense and past participle of hang
adjective
2.

3.
(informal) hung over, suffering from the effects of a hangover
4.
(slang) hung up

5.
(slang) hung up on, obsessively or exclusively interested in: he’s hung up on modern art these days
/hæŋ/
verb hangs, hanging, hung (hʌŋ)
1.
to fasten or be fastened from above, esp by a cord, chain, etc; suspend: the picture hung on the wall, to hang laundry
2.
to place or be placed in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement around or at the place of suspension: to hang a door
3.
(intransitive) sometimes foll by over. to be suspended or poised; hover: a pall of smoke hung over the city
4.
(intransitive) sometimes foll by over. to be imminent; threaten
5.
(intransitive) to be or remain doubtful or unresolved (esp in the phrase hang in the balance)
6.
(past tense and past participle hanged) to suspend or be suspended by the neck until dead
7.
(transitive) to fasten, fix, or attach in position or at an appropriate angle: to hang a scythe to its handle
8.
(transitive) to decorate, furnish, or cover with something suspended or fastened: to hang a wall with tapestry
9.
(transitive) to fasten to or suspend from a wall: to hang wallpaper
10.
to exhibit (a picture or pictures) by (a particular painter, printmaker, etc) or (of a picture or a painter, etc) to be exhibited in an art gallery, etc
11.
to fall or droop or allow to fall or droop: to hang one’s head in shame
12.
(of cloth, clothing, etc) to drape, fall, or flow, esp in a specified manner: her skirt hangs well
13.
(transitive) to suspend (game such as pheasant) so that it becomes slightly decomposed and therefore more tender and tasty
14.
(of a jury) to prevent or be prevented from reaching a verdict
15.
(past tense and past participle hanged) (slang) to damn or be damned: used in mild curses or interjections: I’ll be hanged before I’ll go out in that storm
16.
(intransitive) to pass slowly (esp in the phrase time hangs heavily)
17.
hang fire

18.
hang tough, See tough (sense 10)
noun
19.
the way in which something hangs
20.
(usually used with a negative) (slang) a damn: I don’t care a hang for what you say
21.
(informal) get the hang of

abbreviation
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2.
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adj.

past tense of hang; meaning “having impressive male genitals” is from 1640s; of a jury, “unable to agree,” 1838, American English. Hung-over (also hungover) in the drinking sense is from 1950 (see hangover); hung-up “obsessed” is from 1961.
v.

a fusion of Old English hon “suspend” (transitive, class VII strong verb; past tense heng, past participle hangen), and Old English hangian (weak, intransitive, past tense hangode) “be suspended;” also probably influenced by Old Norse hengja “suspend,” and hanga “be suspended.” All from Proto-Germanic *khang- (cf. Old Frisian hangia, Dutch hangen, German hängen), from PIE *kank- “to hang” (cf. Gothic hahan, Hittite gang- “to hang,” Sanskrit sankate “wavers,” Latin cunctari “to delay;” see also second element in Stonehenge). As a method of execution, in late Old English (but originally specifically of crucifixion).

Hung emerged as past participle 16c. in northern England dialect, and hanged endured only in legal language (which tends to be conservative) and metaphors extended from it (I’ll be hanged). Teen slang sense of “spend time” first recorded 1951; hang around “idle, loiter” is from 1830, and hang out (v.) is from 1811. Hang fire (1781) was originally used of guns that were slow in communicating the fire through the vent to the charge. To let it all hang out “be relaxed and uninhibited” is from 1967.
n.

late 15c., “a sling,” from hang (v.). Meaning “a curtain” is from c.1500; that of “the way cloth hangs” is from 1797. To get the hang of (something) “become capable” is from 1834, American English. Perhaps originally in reference to a certain tool or feat, but, if so, its origin has been forgotten. It doesn’t seem to have been originally associated with drapery or any other special use of hang.

‘To get the hang of a thing,’ is to get the knack, or habitual facility of doing it well. A low expression frequently heard among us. In the Craven Dialect of England is the word hank, a habit; from which this word hang may perhaps be derived. [John Russell Bartlett, “Dictionary of Americanisms,” New York, 1848]

adjective

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[“hung up”] Equivalent to wedged, but more common at Unix/C sites. Not generally used of people. Synonym with locked up, wedged; compare hosed. See also hang. A hung state is distinguished from crashed or down, where the program or system is also unusable but because it is not running rather than because it is waiting for something. However, the recovery from both situations is often the same.
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