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Hang
  • v. To wait for an event that will never occur. "The system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive". See wedged, hung.
  • To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until something happens. "The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character. " Compare block.
  • To attach a peripheral device, esp. in the construction `hang off' "We're going to hang another tape drive off the file server. " Implies a device attached with cables, rather than something that is strictly inside the machine's chassis.