hang on

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To hold, grasp, or grip

Hang on to the handle so you don't drop it.

To continually believe in something; to have faith in

He's got a philosophy he hangs on to.

To persevere

Just hang on and keep going; this pain won't last forever.

To pay close attention

The audience hangs on his every word.

To wait a moment (usually imperative)

Hang on. Let me check.

To keep; to store something for someone

Hang on to my jacket until I get back.

be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
If you hang on, you manage to survive, achieve success, or avoid failure in spite of great difficulties or opposition. Manchester United hung on to take the Cup
If you hang on to or hang onto something, you hold it very tightly, for example to stop it falling or to support yourself. She was conscious of a second man hanging on to the rail. a flight stewardess who helped save the life of a pilot by hanging onto his legs He hangs on tightly, his arms around my neck. = cling
If you hang on to or hang onto something, you keep it for a longer time than you would normally expect. You could, alternatively, hang onto it in the hope that it will be worth millions in 10 years time In the present climate, owners are hanging on to old ships
hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
If one thing hangs on another, it depends on it in order to be successful. Much hangs on the success of the collaboration between the Group of Seven governments and Brazil. = depend
{f} persist, persevere, hold out; hold on to something
If you ask someone to hang on, you ask them to wait or stop what they are doing or saying for a moment. Can you hang on for a minute? Hang on a sec. I'll come with you. = hold on
hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder
If you hang on to or hang onto something that gives you an advantage, you succeed in keeping it for yourself, and prevent it from being taken away or given to someone else. The British driver was unable to hang on to his lead The company has been struggling to hang onto its sales force
fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
hang on to
Hold tightly, keep firmly. "Please hang on to your hats or the strong wind will blow them off."
hang on!
{ü} wait a minute!
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