Synonyms and Antonyms of hanging on to
to continue to have in one's possession or power
- You can hang on to that necklace if you like.
conserving, guarding, preserving, protecting, saving
boasting, enjoying, having, owning, possessing
commanding, controlling, detaining, directing, managing, ruling
cherishing, clinging (to), hugging, treasuring
to keep in one's mind or heart
- She hangs on to memories of her traveling days.
cultivating, fostering, nurturing, supporting, sustaining
carrying, keeping, maintaining, preserving, remembering, retaining, treasuring
cleaving (to), clinging (to), hugging, sticking (to)
brooding (about or over), fixating (on or upon), obsessing (about or over)
disregarding, dropping, forgetting, ignoring, neglecting, overlooking
abjuring, declining, denying, disdaining, refusing, rejecting, repudiating, scorning
abandoning, deserting, discarding, forsaking, giving up, parting (with), quitting, renouncing, throwing out
to have or keep in one's hands
- Can you hang on to my purse while I use the bathroom?
bagging, capturing, catching, collaring, corralling, grabbing, grappling, hooking, landing, latching (on or onto), nabbing, nailing, seizing, snapping (up), snaring, snatching, taking, trapping
feeling, fingering, handling, pawing
clasping, embracing, grasping, hugging
dropping, giving, handing, unclasping, unhanding
ceding, delivering, giving up, handing out, handing over, releasing, relinquishing, rendering, turning over, yielding
to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms
- Hang on to this rope for support.
discharging, dropping, freeing, liberating, releasing
delivering, entrusting (also intrusting), giving, handing, handing over, passing, relinquishing, transferring, transmitting, turning over, unhanding