hang one's head

idiom

Definition of hang one's head

: to have one's head turned downward because of shame or embarrassment
  • He hung his head in shame.

Word by Word Definitions

hang play
  1. : to fasten to some elevated point without support from below : suspend

  2. : to suspend by the neck until dead

  3. : to fasten so as to allow free motion within given limits upon a point of suspension


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