hang (v)

suspend (transitive, class VII strong verb; past tensebe suspended (intransitive, weak, past tense); also probably influenced by Old Norsebe suspended. All from Proto-Germanic(intransitive) to hang (source also of Old Frisianto hang (source also of Gothicto delay; see also second element inStonehenge).

As a method of execution, in late Old English (but originally specifically of crucifixion). Meaning to come to a standstill (especially inhung jury) is from 1848, American English.Hungemerged as past participle 16c. in northern England dialect, andhangedendured only in legal language (which tends to be conservative) in reference to capital punishment and in metaphors extended from it (Ill be hanged). read more

English

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UK and possibly other pronunciations

UK and possibly other pronunciations

USA pronunciation: IPA and respelling

Inflectionsofhang(v): (⇒ conjugate)hangsv 3rd person singularhangingv pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb–for example, asingingbird, It issinging.hangedv pastverb, past simple: Past tense–for example, Hesawthe man. Shelaughed.(When talking about a person being killed by hanging)hungv pastverb, past simple: Past tense–for example, Hesawthe man. Shelaughed.(All other usages)hangedv past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs–for example, thelockeddoor, The door has beenlocked.(When talking about a person being killed by hanging)hungv past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs–for example, thelockeddoor, The door has beenlocked.(All other usages) read more