Synonyms and Antonyms of hangs on to
to continue to have in one's possession or power
- You can hang on to that necklace if you like.
conserves, guards, preserves, protects, saves
boasts, enjoys, has, owns, possesses
commands, controls, detains, directs, manages, rules
cherishes, clings (to), hugs, treasures
to keep in one's mind or heart
- She hangs on to memories of her traveling days.
cultivates, fosters, nurtures, supports, sustains
carries, keeps, maintains, preserves, remembers, retains, treasures
cleaves (to), clings (to), hugs, sticks (to)
broods (about or over), fixates (on or upon), obsesses (about or over)
disregards, drops, forgets, ignores, neglects, overlooks
abjures, declines, denies, disdains, refuses, rejects, repudiates, scorns
abandons, deserts, discards, forsakes, gives up, parts (with), quits, renounces, throws out
to have or keep in one's hands
- Can you hang on to my purse while I use the bathroom?
bags, captures, catches, collars, corrals, grabs, grapples, hooks, lands, latches (on or onto), nabs, nails, seizes, snaps (up), snares, snatches, takes, traps
feels, fingers, handles, paws
clasps, embraces, grasps, hugs
drops, gives, hands, unclasps, unhands
cedes, delivers, gives up, hands out, hands over, releases, relinquishes, renders, turns over, yields
to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms
- Hang on to this rope for support.
discharges, drops, frees, liberates, releases
delivers, entrusts (also intrusts), gives, hands, hands over, passes, relinquishes, transfers, transmits, turns over, unhands