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hung (See hang)


1 a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it" [syn: bent, knack]
2 the way a garment hangs; "he adjusted the hang of his coat"
3 a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings or horizontal bar or parallel bars when the gymnast's weight is supported by the arms


1 be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall"
2 cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall" [syn: hang up]
3 kill by hanging; "The murdered was hanged on Friday" [syn: string up]
4 let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame"
5 fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: fall, flow]
6 be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
7 give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said" [syn: attend, advert, pay heed, give ear]
8 be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley"
9 hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron" [syn: cling]
10 be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum"
11 prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury
12 decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper"
13 be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!"
14 place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door"
15 of meat, in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days" [also: hung]hung adj : (usually followed by `with' or used in a combining form) having items suspended on or from a support; "walls hung with valuable paintings"; "a vine-hung trellis"

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  • /"hVN/
  • Rhymes with: -ʌŋ


  1. simple past of hang
  1. We hung our wet clothes by the fireplace to dry.


past tense of "to hang"


  1. past participle of hang
    In the past people were hung for stealing horses.


Past participle of "to hang"


  1. Suspended by hanging.
  2. Endowed with hanging additions or appendages.
  3. Endowed with a large penis (usually preceded by adverb, i.e. "well hung").
  4. Of a jury that is unable to reach its decision.


suspended by hanging
endowed with hanging additions or appendages
  • Norwegian: behengt
endowed with a large penis
  • Norwegian: velutstyrt
  • Portuguese: dotado
  • Romanian: pulos
  • Spanish: vergón
of a jury that is unable to reach its decision

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