hang in

hang in
verb
be persistent, refuse to stop (Freq. 1)
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he persisted to call me every night

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The child persisted and kept asking questions

Syn: ↑persevere, ↑persist, ↑hang on, ↑hold on
Derivationally related forms: ↑persistent (for: ↑persist), ↑persistency (for: ↑persist), ↑persistence (for: ↑persist), ↑perseveration (for: ↑persevere), ↑perseverance (for: ↑persevere)
Hypernyms: ↑continue, ↑uphold, ↑carry on, ↑bear on, ↑preserve
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s to INFINITIVE

(for: ↑persist)

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transitive verb
see hang III

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hang in (slang)
1. To wait
2. To persist (also hang in there)
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Main Entry:hang

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informal remain persistent and determined in difficult circumstances

in the second half, we just had to hang in there

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hang in [phrasal verb]
1 chiefly US, informal : to keep working or trying in a difficult situation

She says she'll hang in until she makes the business work.

She did her best to hang in against some of the more experienced swimmers.

— often used in the phrase hang in there

Hang in there, kid! Don't quit!

2 hang in the air : to be incomplete or uncertain

The design of the new currency is still hanging in the air.

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Main Entry:hang

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