hang upon

hang upon
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable: depend on (or upon), hang on, hinge on (or upon), rest on (or upon), turn on, turn upon. See START. II verb See HANG.

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  • To hang upon — Hang Hang, v. i. 1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hang — Hang, v. i. 1. To be suspended or fastened to some elevated point without support from below; to dangle; to float; to rest; to remain; to stay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hang — v 1. suspend, sling, pend, set; hang up, hook up, hitch. 2. truss up, string up, gibbet, garrote, bowstring, bring to the gallows; noose, neck, Sl. stretch, strangle. 3. drape, curtain, deck, cover; trail, flow, descend, slope. 4. attach, annex,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hang — [c]/hæŋ / (say hang) verb (hung or, especially for capital punishment and suicide, hanged, hanging) –verb (t) 1. to fasten or attach (a thing) so that it is supported only from above; suspend. 2. to suspend so as to allow free movement as on a… …  

  • hang on — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. persist, remain, continue; see endure 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To be determined by or contingent on something unknown, uncertain, or changeable: depend on (or upon), hang upon, hinge on (or upon), rest on …   English dictionary for students

  • Hang — (h[a^]ng), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hanged} (h[a^]ngd) or {Hung} (h[u^]ng); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hanging}. Usage: The use of hanged is preferable to that of hung, when reference is had to death or execution by suspension, and it is also more common.] [OE …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hang — vb 1 Hang, suspend, sling, dangle mean to place or be placed so as to be supported at one point or on one side, usually a point or side at the top. Hang typically implies a fastening to an elevated point or line so as to allow motion to what… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Hang — Hang, n. 1. The manner in which one part or thing hangs upon, or is connected with, another; as, the hang of a scythe. [1913 Webster] 2. Connection; arrangement; plan; as, the hang of a discourse. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. A sharp or steep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hang — [v1] suspend or be suspended adhere, attach, beetle, be fastened, be in mid air, be loose, bend, be pendent, be poised, bow, cling, cover, dangle, deck, decorate, depend, drape, drift, droop, drop, fasten, fix, flap, float, flop, furnish, hold,… …   New thesaurus

  • Hang fire — is a term that refers to a state in which an unexpected delay is encountered between a firearm being triggered and the initiation of the propellant. This mode of failure was common in firearm actions which relied upon open primer pans, due to… …   Wikipedia

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