Synonyms of hang in English:

hang


See definition of hang

verb

1‘lanterns hung from the ridgepole of the tent’

SYNONYMS
be suspended, hang down, be pendent, dangle, swing, sway
archaic depend
ANTONYMS

rise

2‘it's best to hang your pictures at eye level’

SYNONYMS
put up, fix, attach, affix, fasten, post, display, suspend, stick up, pin up, tack up, nail up, put on a hook
ANTONYMS

take down

3‘size the wall before you hang the wallpaper’

SYNONYMS
paste up, glue on, stick up, fasten on, fix on, attach
ANTONYMS

peel off

4‘the room was hung with banners and streamers’

SYNONYMS
decorate, adorn, drape, festoon, deck out, trick out, bedeck, array, furnish, garland, swathe, cover, ornament
informal get up, do up, do out, tart up
literary bedizen, caparison, furbelow

5‘they hanged the prisoners at a triple gallows’

SYNONYMS
execute by hanging, hang by the neck, send to the gallows, send to the gibbet, send to the scaffold, gibbet, put to death
lynch
informal string up

6‘pollutants hang in the air over the motorway’

SYNONYMS
hover, float, drift, linger, remain static, be suspended, be poised
ANTONYMS

be dispersed


Phrases

    hang back

    ‘she hung back, scared to face the old woman’


    SYNONYMS

    stay back, hold back, stay in the background, shrink back, shy away, be reluctant to come forward, hesitate, demur, recoil, turn away

    hang about/around/round

    1‘they spent most of their time hanging around restaurants or bars’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    loiter in, linger in, wait around in, spend time in, loaf in, loaf about in, loaf around in, lounge in, lounge about in, lounge around in

    waste time, kill time, mark time, while away one's time, while away the time, dally

    kick one's heels, cool one's heels, twiddle one's thumbs

    frequent, be a regular visitor to, be a regular client of, haunt

    informal

    hang out in

    2‘hang about, see what it says here?’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    wait, hold on, wait a minute

    informal

    hang on, hold your horses

    3‘he was hanging around with a fellow called Mick’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    associate, mix, go around, keep company, spend time, mingle, socialize, fraternize, consort, rub shoulders

    North American

    rub elbows

    informal

    hang out, run around, knock about, knock around, be thick, hobnob

    ANTONYMS

    have nothing to do with

    hang fire

    ‘we should hang fire for things to cool off’


    SYNONYMS

    delay, hang back, hold back, hold on, stall, stop, pause, cease, halt, discontinue, procrastinate, vacillate, adopt Fabian tactics

    informal

    hang about, hang around, sit tight, hold one's horses

    hang on

    1‘he hung on to the back of her coat’


    SYNONYMS

    hold on to, hold fast to, grip, clutch, grasp, hold tightly, cling to, cling on to

    literary

    cleave to

    ANTONYMS

    let go of

    2‘the whole credibility of electoral reform hangs on this decision’


    SYNONYMS

    depend on, be dependent on, turn on, hinge on, rest on, be based on, be conditional on, be contingent upon, be determined by, be decided by, be conditioned by, revolve around

    3‘she hung on his every word’


    SYNONYMS

    listen closely to, attend closely to, pay close attention to, be very attentive to, concentrate hard on, pay heed to, lend an ear to, give ear to, be rapt by

    informal

    be all ears for

    archaic

    hearken to

    ANTONYMS

    pay no attention to

    4‘I will hang on until there are other people who can take the campaign forward’


    SYNONYMS

    persevere, hold out, hold on, go on, carry on, keep on, keep going, keep at it, not give up

    continue, persist, remain, stay the course, stay with it, struggle on, plod on, plough on

    informal

    soldier on, plug away, peg away, stick at it, stick it out, hang in there, bash on

    ANTONYMS

    give up

    5‘hang on, let me think for a moment’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    wait, wait a minute, hold on, stop

    hold the line

    informal

    hold your horses, sit tight

    British informal

    hang about

    hang over

    1‘two girls hung over the rail of the ferry’


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    lean over, bend over, bend downwards, bend forwards, lean forwards, droop forwards, bow over

    2‘the threat of budget cuts is hanging over us’


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    be imminent, threaten, approach, be close, be impending, impend, loom, draw near, be in prospect, be on the horizon, be just around the corner

    hang something out

    ‘you can hang out the washing in the laundry room’


    SYNONYMS

    peg out, peg up, stick up, pin up, drape, fix, fasten

    hang out

    ‘he spent a lot of time hanging out with other musicians’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    associate, mix, go around, keep company, spend time, mingle, socialize, fraternize, consort, rub shoulders

    North American

    rub elbows

    informal

    hang around, run around, knock about, knock around, be thick, hobnob

    British informal

    hang about