hang on to something

hang on to something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hang back from something — ˌhang ˈback (from sth) derived to hesitate because you are nervous about doing or saying sth • I was sure she knew the answer but for some reason she hung back. Main entry: ↑hangderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang tough (on something) — in. to stick to one’s position (on something). □ I decided I’d hang tough on it. I tend to give in too easy. □ Yes, just hang tough …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hang on to something for dear life — hang/hold on (to (something/someone)) for dear life to hold something or someone as tightly as you can in order to avoid falling. I sat behind Gary on the bike and hung on for dear life as we sped off. A rope was passed down and she held on to it …   New idioms dictionary

  • hang-up — hang ups N COUNT If you have a hang up about something, you have a feeling of fear, anxiety, or embarrassment about it. [INFORMAL] I don t have any hang ups about my body. Syn: inhibition …   English dictionary

  • hang — hang1 W2S1 [hæŋ] v past tense and past participle hung [hʌŋ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(top part fastened)¦ 2¦(picture etc)¦ 3¦(kill/be killed)¦ 4¦(paper)¦ 5¦(door)¦ 6¦(mist/smoke/smell)¦ 7 hang open 8 hang in the balance 9 hang by a thread …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hang — hang1 [ hæŋ ] (past tense and past participle hung [ hʌŋ ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 attach something at top only ▸ 2 attach something to wall ▸ 3 kill with rope ▸ 4 put something into position ▸ 5 about smoke/smells ▸ 6 be seen in the sky ▸ 7 spend time in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hang out — verb spend time in a certain location or with certain people She hangs out at the corner cafe • Derivationally related forms: ↑hangout • Hypernyms: ↑frequent, ↑haunt • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • hang over — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hang over : present tense I/you/we/they hang over he/she/it hangs over present participle hanging over past tense hung over past participle hung over hang over someone/something if something hangs over you,… …   English dictionary

  • hang-up — noun (C) informal if you have a hang up about something you feel unreasonably worried or embarrassed about it: She s got a real hang up about her nose. see also: hang up hang 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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