What does ‘hang’ mean?

The word ‘hang’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to suspend someone or something in the air or from a surface.

For example:

  • I’ve hung all the washing on the line. (suspend)

Hang is an irregular verb. The past tense is hung and the past participle is hung.

phrasal verbs with hang

Phrasal verbs with ‘hang’ include:

  • Hang about/around (loiter)
  • Hang back (wait)
  • Hang in there (be positive)
  • Hang on (wait)
  • Hang on to (hold something)
  • Hang out (chill, relax)
  • Hang up (suspend, end a phone call)
  • Hang with (spend time with someone)
phrasal verbs with hang

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘hang’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with hang - hang about/around meaning
phrasal verbs with hang - hang back
phrasal verbs with hang - hang in (there)
phrasal verbs with hang - hang on to
phrasal verbs with hang - hang on
phrasal verbs with hang - hang out meaning
phrasal verbs with hang - hang up
phrasal verbs with hang - hang with (someone)

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with hang below.