hang off

verb

hung off; hanging off; hangs off

Examples of hang off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An 18-wheeler driver was taken to a hospital after first-responders rescued him from a tractor-trailer that was hanging off a downtown Dallas bridge following a crash Wednesday morning. Amy McDaniel, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 5 June 2024 But now, here was Margo back alone, the leash hanging off her collar, and Papa Tom nowhere to be found. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2024 The dress was further embellished with strings punctuated with pearlescent beads that hung off of the bodice. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 3 May 2024 The three-star seaside hotel has private balconies hanging off every room, according to the hotel’s website. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 16 Apr. 2024 About half the vehicle was hanging off the bridge at the time of the rescue. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 2 Mar. 2024 For any keyboard warriors still insisting that Lipa can’t dance, the singer put criticisms to bed with her athletic performance: hanging off a rotating cage and sliding across the floor against a dizzying backdrop of mirrors and pyrotechnics. 8. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2024 The crash left a portion of the driver’s side of the trailer hanging off of the bridge, which serves as an overpass to the road below. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 16 Jan. 2024 The sun casts shadows on the dresses and skirts hanging off the line, with both parties sporting hair similar to both Gomez's (from another look in the video) and Blanco's. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 23 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hang off was in 1641

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“Hang off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang%20off. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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