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as in to swing
to place on an elevated point without support from below hang your coats on the coat rack in the hall

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as in to depend
to be determined by, based on, or subject (to) our plan to go to the amusement park has all been worked out; now it just hangs on the weather

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as in to droop
to be limp from lack of water or vigor as they neared the end of the long, hard march all but the most hardy were hanging, and some could barely put one foot in front of the other

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as in to hover
to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air hanging just above the horizon was a little pink cloud

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as in to base
to find a basis that's very slim evidence upon which to hang a theory

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noun

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as in slack
the extent to which something hangs or dips below a straight line there's too much hang in the bunting on the parade float—nothing should be touching the ground

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“Hang.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hang. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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