Synonyms of hang in English:

hang


See definition of hang

verb

1‘lanterns hung from the ridgepole of the tent’

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be suspended, hang down, be pendent, dangle, swing, sway
archaic depend
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rise

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

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

3‘size the wall before you hang the wallpaper’

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paste up, glue on, stick up, fasten on, fix on, attach
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peel off

4‘the room was hung with banners and streamers’

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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’

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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’

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hover, float, drift, linger, remain static, be suspended, be poised
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be dispersed


Phrases

    hang about/around/round

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


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    informal





    informal


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


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    informal


    informal


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


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    informal


    North American


    informal


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    have nothing to do with

    hang back

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


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    hang fire

    ‘we should hang fire for things to cool off’


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    informal


    hang on

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


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    literary


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    let go of

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


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    3‘she hung on his every word’


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    informal


    archaic


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    pay no attention to

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


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    informal


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    give up

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


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    informal



    informal


    British informal


    hang out

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


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    informal


    North American


    informal


    British informal


    hang something out

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


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    hang over

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


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


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