He hung the painting on the wall.
We hung paper lanterns from the trees.
My grandmother used to hang the wash on a clothesline.
A photograph of her family hangs on the wall.
Several of her paintings are hanging in the Museum of Modern Art.
Your coat is hanging in the closet.
They plan to hang wallpaper in the hallway.
He let his arm hang down into the water.
They will hang him in the county jailhouse.
He was hanged for his crimes. Noun
the hang of a skirt
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Drape them down the side of your house or hang them from a tree to design a large Christmas tree image.
Emily Rochotte, Good Housekeeping, 22 Nov. 2022 Place it in a frame and hang it up on your wall to add an instant dose of magic to any room.
Leah Campano, Seventeen, 9 Nov. 2022 If your patio or deck is uncovered, shop for a garden mirror made with materials that can withstand the elements, but don't hang it in direct sunlight.
Heather Luckhurst, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Nov. 2022 The gift receiver can even glue it together when they're done and hang it up as art.
Jamie Ballard, Woman's Day, 3 Nov. 2022 There is a scary electrical charge of intolerance in the air, and a cultural icon has decided not only to touch the live wire, but to hang it around his neck, wave it around, and run it up the flagpole of his fame.
Bill Carter, CNN, 2 Nov. 2022 Protesters who breeched the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 singled out Pelosi among their targets, some of them entering her office, others threatening to shoot or hang her.
Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2022 Time will tell if the Bruins will have capable top-six centers ready when Bergeron and Krejci finally hang ‘em up.
Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Oct. 2022 Play on the floor or hang it up on your wall as your little ones learn about different countries and continents, and some of the things that can be found in each.
Lauren Gray, Popular Mechanics, 27 Oct. 2022
Her supporters are pitching her as a unity candidate: someone who can steady the ship without infighting or ideological hang-ups.
Patrick Smith, NBC News, 21 Oct. 2022 Leave Bro to work though his own hang-ups without you.
Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2022 Kids and adult newbies to the hoverboard world will appreciate the Razor Hovertrax Prizma’s training setting, allowing riders to get the hang of the device before allowing more advanced stops and turns.Popular Mechanics, 15 Nov. 2022 Luckily, skin cycling is a pretty easy process to get the hang of.
Maggie O'neill, SELF, 17 Sep. 2022 Since then, Lee and Youcef have been getting the hang of being a couple in the public eye.
Angela Andaloro, PEOPLE.com, 4 July 2022 That may sound like a long sit for first-timers still getting the hang of Sondheim.San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2022 The guys of Modern English hang with Debbie Gibson backstage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in N.Y.C. on Oct. 4. Olivia Colman films Wicked Little Letters in Littlehampton, England, on Oct. 4.
People Staff, Peoplemag, 11 Oct. 2022 An armchair balances on the dining table, a television set sits on its side against the living room wall, portraits of the sea hang crooked.
Erica Lee, CNN, 8 Oct. 2022 See More
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Verb and Noun
partly from Middle English hon, from Old English hōn, transitive verb; partly from Middle English hangen, from Old English hangian, intransitive verb & transitive verb; both akin to Old High German hāhan, transitive verb, to hang, hangēn, intransitive verb — more at cunctation