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According to WordNet, the verb "hang" has 15 sense(s).

200210110 suspend (meat) in order to get a gamey taste; "hang the venison for a few days".

201481819 be placed in position as by a hinge; "This cabinet door doesn't hang right!".

201542668 fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back".

201481360 cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall".

202734952 be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her".

201482075 be suspended or hanging; "The flag hung on the wall".

201977962 let drop or droop; "Hang one's head in shame".

201677716 decorate or furnish with something suspended; "Hang wallpaper".

202170427 give heed (to); "The children in the audience attended the recital quietly"; "She hung on his every word"; "They attended to everything he said".

202485451 kill by hanging; "The murderer was hanged on Friday".

201216331 hold on tightly or tenaciously; "hang on to your father's hands"; "The child clung to his mother's apron".

201481647 place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction; "hang a door".

202557790 prevent from reaching a verdict, of a jury.

201481957 be suspended or poised; "Heavy fog hung over the valley".

202741003 be exhibited; "Picasso hangs in this new wing of the museum".


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