Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hang_on

3 senses of hang on

Sense 1
append, tag on, tack on, tack, hang on -- (fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace")
       => attach -- (cause to be attached)

Sense 2
persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on -- (be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions")
       => continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve -- (keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions")

Sense 3
hang on, hold the line, hold on -- (hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder")
       => expect, look, await, wait -- (look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted")

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