HyperDic: hang_on

English > 3 senses of the expression hang on:
VERBcontacthang on, append, tag on, tack on, tackfix to
changehang on, persevere, persist, hang in, hold onbe persistent, refuse to stop
communicationhang on, hold the line, hold onhold the phone line open
English > hang on: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFix to; attach.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsappend, tag on, tack on, tack
Narrowersubjoinadd to the end / end
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Spanishadjuntar, agregar, añadir
Catalanadjuntar, afegir, agregar
English > hang on: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBe persistent, refuse to stop.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymspersevere, persist, hang in, hold on
Narrowerask for it, ask for troublepersist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble
obstinatepersist stubbornly
plug, plug awayPersist in working hard
stick to, stick with, followKeep to
Broadercontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
Spanishmantenerse, perdurar, perseverar, persistir, subsistir
Catalanmantenir-se, perdurar, perseverar, persistir
English > hang on: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaninghold the phone line open.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Please hang on while I get your folder"
Synonymshold the line, hold on
Categorytelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
Entailscall, telephone, call up, phone, ringGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
Broaderexpect, look, await, waitlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of

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