Definition of hang on someone's every word
- The children hung on the teacher's every word.
: to fasten to some elevated point without support from below : suspend
: to suspend by the neck until dead
: to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension
: some person : somebody
: being each individual or part of a group without exception
: being each in a series or succession
: being all taken severally
: a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use
: the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements
: a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word
: to express in words : phrase
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