hang on

hang on

  1. (idiomatic) To wait a moment (usually imperative).
    Hang on. Let me check.
  2. To hold, grasp, or grip.
    Hang on to the handle so you don't drop it.
  3. (idiomatic) To keep; to store something for someone.
    Hang on to my jacket until I get back.
  4. (idiomatic) To pay close attention to, or regard with (possibly obsequious) admiration.
    The audience hangs on his every word.
  5. (idiomatic) To continually believe in something; to have faith in.
    He's got a philosophy he hangs on to.
  6. (idiomatic) To persevere.
    Just hang on and keep going; this pain won't last forever.
    • 1972 : Perfect Day by Lou Reed
      It's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spend it with you
      Such a perfect day you just keep me hanging on
      You just keep me hanging on
Synonyms Translations
  • German: kurz warten
  • Portuguese: esperar aí
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • German: festhalten
  • Russian: приде́рживаться

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.003
Offline English dictionary