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ha nging

  • n  decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • n  a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment
  • n  the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely)
    there was a small ceremony for the hanging of the portrait
  • v  be suspended or hanging
  • v  cause to be hanging or suspended
  • v  kill by hanging
  • v  let drop or droop
  • v  fall or flow in a certain way
  • v  be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
  • v  give heed (to)
  • v  be suspended or poised
  • v  hold on tightly or tenaciously
  • v  be exhibited
  • v  prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
  • v  decorate or furnish with something suspended
  • v  be placed in position as by a hinge
  • v  place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
  • v  suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste

  • Foscarini's Allegro hanging lamps use halogen lightbulbs.
  • Chicago reporters have traditionally spent as much time hanging around bars as they have muckraking.
  • The two Arab TV journalists who had been hanging around for weeks to secure an interview with the storied Afghan military commander Ahmad Shah Massoud finally got their chance to .
News & Articles


  • Mark Sanford in WACH
    Me hanging up the spurs 16 months out, as comfortable as that might be, as much as I would like to do that on a personal basis--it is wrong,said Governor Mark Sanford.
  • Chuck Hagel in Forbes
    You cannot have the nation's chief law enforcement officer with a cloud hanging over his credibility,Hagel said.
  • Rod Blagojevich in Dallas Morning News
    I think the fix is in and ...... they've decided essentially to do a hanging without even a fair trial,Blagojevich said, according to a transcript released Sunday.

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