Definition of hang one's head in shame
- The defendant hung his head in shame.
: 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
: a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety
: the susceptibility to such emotion
: a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute : ignominy
: to bring shame to : disgrace
: to put to shame by outdoing
: to cause to feel shame
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