Synonyms and Antonyms of hung on to
to continue to have in one's possession or power
- You can hang on to that necklace if you like.
conserved, guarded, preserved, protected, saved
boasted, enjoyed, had, owned, possessed
commanded, controlled, detained, directed, managed, ruled
cherished, clung (to), hugged, treasured
to keep in one's mind or heart
- She hangs on to memories of her traveling days.
cultivated, fostered, nurtured, supported, sustained
carried, kept, maintained, preserved, remembered, retained, treasured
cleaved (to), clung (to), hugged, stuck (to)
brooded (about or over), fixated (on or upon), obsessed (about or over)
disregarded, dropped, forgot, ignored, neglected, overlooked
abjured, declined, denied, disdained, refused, rejected, repudiated, scorned
abandoned, deserted, discarded, forsook, gave up, parted (with), quit (also quitted), renounced, threw out
to have or keep in one's hands
- Can you hang on to my purse while I use the bathroom?
bagged, captured, caught, collared, corralled, grabbed, grappled, hooked, landed, latched (on or onto), nabbed, nailed, seized, snapped (up), snared, snatched, took, trapped
felt, fingered, handled, pawed
clasped, embraced, grasped, hugged
dropped, gave, handed, unclasped, unhanded
ceded, delivered, gave up, handed out, handed over, released, relinquished, rendered, turned over, yielded
to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms
- Hang on to this rope for support.
discharged, dropped, freed, liberated, released
delivered, entrusted (also intrusted), gave, handed, handed over, passed, relinquished, transferred, transmitted, turned over, unhanded