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To got one's hand in
To grapple with
To grasp at
To grease in the hand
to ground
To grow out of
To grow together
To grow up
To gulp up
to hand
To hand down
To hand over
To handle without gloves
To handle without mittens
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To hang by the eyelids
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To hang fire
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To hang over
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To hang upon

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. To be fastened in such a manner as to allow of free motion on the point or points of suspension. 3. To die or be put to death by suspension from the neck. [R.] ``Sir Balaam hangs.'' --Pope. 4. To hold for support; to depend; to cling; -- usually with on or upon; as, this question hangs on a single point. ``Two infants hanging on her neck.'' --Peacham. 5. To be, or be like, a suspended weight. Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden. --Addison. 6. To hover; to impend; to appear threateningly; -- usually with over; as, evils hang over the country. 7. To lean or incline; to incline downward. To decide which way hung the victory. --Milton. His neck obliquely o'er his shoulder hung. --Pope. 8. To slope down; as, hanging grounds. 9. To be undetermined or uncertain; to be in suspense; to linger; to be delayed. A noble stroke he lifted high, Which hung not, but so swift with tempest fell On the proud crest of Satan. --Milton. To hang around, to loiter idly about. To hang back, to hesitate; to falter; to be reluctant. ``If any one among you hangs back.'' --Jowett (Thucyd.). To hang by the eyelids. (a) To hang by a very slight hold or tenure. (b) To be in an unfinished condition; to be left incomplete. To hang in doubt, to be in suspense. To hang on (with the emphasis on the preposition), to keep hold; to hold fast; to stick; to be persistent, as a disease. To hang on the lips, words, etc., to be charmed by eloquence. To hang out. (a) To be hung out so as to be displayed; to project. (b) To be unyielding; as, the juryman hangs out against an agreement. [Colloq.]



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