Synonyms of hang in English:

hang


See definition of hang

verb

1‘lanterns hung from the ridgepole of the tent’

SYNONYMS

be suspended, hang down, be pendent, dangle, swing, sway

archaic depend

ANTONYMS

rise

2‘it's best to hang your pictures at eye level’

SYNONYMS

put up, fix, attach, affix, fasten, post, display, suspend, stick up, pin up, tack up, nail up, put on a hook

ANTONYMS

take down

3‘size the wall before you hang the wallpaper’

SYNONYMS

paste up, glue on, stick up, fasten on, fix on, attach

ANTONYMS

peel off

4‘the room was hung with banners and streamers’

SYNONYMS

decorate, adorn, drape, festoon, deck out, trick out, bedeck, array, furnish, garland, swathe, cover, ornament

informal get up, do up, do out, tart up

literary bedizen, caparison, furbelow

5‘they hanged the prisoners at a triple gallows’

SYNONYMS

execute by hanging, hang by the neck, send to the gallows, send to the gibbet, send to the scaffold, gibbet, put to death

lynch

informal string up

6‘pollutants hang in the air over the motorway’

SYNONYMS

hover, float, drift, linger, remain static, be suspended, be poised

ANTONYMS

be dispersed


Phrases

    hang about/around/round

      1‘they spent most of their time hanging around restaurants or bars’

      SYNONYMS

      loiter in, linger in, wait around in, spend time in, loaf, loaf about in, loaf around in, lounge, lounge about in, lounge around in

      waste time, kill time, mark time, while away one's time, while away the time, dally

      kick one's heels, cool one's heels, twiddle one's thumbs

      frequent, be a regular visitor to, be a regular client of, haunt

      hang out in

      2‘hang about, see what it says here?’

      SYNONYMS

      wait, hold on, wait a minute

      hang on, hold your horses

      3‘he was hanging around with a fellow called Mick’

      SYNONYMS

      associate, mix, go around, keep company, spend time, mingle, socialize, fraternize, consort, rub shoulders

      North American

      rub elbows

      hang out, run around, knock about, knock around, be thick, hobnob

      ANTONYMS

      have nothing to do with

    hang back

      ‘she hung back, scared to face the old woman’

      SYNONYMS

      stay back, hold back, stay in the background, shrink back, shy away, be reluctant to come forward, hesitate, demur, recoil, turn away

    hang fire

      ‘we should hang fire for things to cool off’

      SYNONYMS

      delay, hang back, hold back, hold on, stall, stop, pause, cease, halt, discontinue, procrastinate, vacillate, adopt Fabian tactics

      informal

      hang about, hang around, sit tight, hold one's horses

    hang on

      1‘he hung on to the back of her coat’

      SYNONYMS

      hold on to, hold fast to, grip, clutch, grasp, hold tightly, cling to, cling on to

      literary

      cleave to

      ANTONYMS

      let go of

      2‘the whole credibility of electoral reform hangs on this decision’

      SYNONYMS

      depend on, be dependent on, turn on, hinge on, rest on, be based on, be conditional on, be contingent upon, be determined by, be decided by, be conditioned by, revolve around

      3‘she hung on his every word’

      SYNONYMS

      listen closely to, attend closely to, pay close attention to, be very attentive to, concentrate hard on, pay heed to, lend an ear to, give ear to, be rapt by

      informal

      be all ears for

      archaic

      hearken to

      ANTONYMS

      pay no attention to

      4‘I will hang on until there are other people who can take the campaign forward’

      SYNONYMS

      persevere, hold out, hold on, go on, carry on, keep on, keep going, keep at it, not give up

      continue, persist, remain, stay the course, stay with it, struggle on, plod on, plough on

      informal

      soldier on, plug away, peg away, stick at it, stick it out, hang in there, bash on

      ANTONYMS

      give up

      5‘hang on, let me think for a moment’

      SYNONYMS

      wait, wait a minute, hold on, stop

      hold the line

      hold your horses, sit tight

      British

      hang about

    hang out

      ‘he spent a lot of time hanging out with other musicians’

      SYNONYMS

      associate, mix, go around, keep company, spend time, mingle, socialize, fraternize, consort, rub shoulders

      North American

      rub elbows

      hang around, run around, knock about, knock around, be thick, hobnob

      British

      hang about

    hang something out

      ‘you can hang out the washing in the laundry room’

      SYNONYMS

      peg out, peg up, stick up, pin up, drape, fix, fasten

    hang over

      1‘two girls hung over the rail of the ferry’

      SYNONYMS

      lean over, bend over, bend downwards, bend forwards, lean forwards, droop forwards, bow over

      2‘the threat of budget cuts is hanging over us’

      SYNONYMS

      be imminent, threaten, approach, be close, be impending, impend, loom, draw near, be in prospect, be on the horizon, be just around the corner

    get the hang of

      ‘I never got the hang of roller skating’

      SYNONYMS

      get the knack of, master, learn, acquire the technique of, acquire the skill of, learn the art of, become proficient in, become expert in, manage, catch on to, pick up

      understand, grasp, comprehend