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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  27/FEV/2007 8:17 PM
Assunto:  I´m hanging there
 
Mensagem:  In addition to Allen's examples, there are also...

to hang on = to keep trying, try hard, survive, withstand
The doctors tell us he may die soon, but he keeps hanging on.

to hang up = to quit, surrender - to return the telephone receiver to the cradle
I am about to hang it up and go home.
I finished the call and hung up the phone.

to hang with = to keep company with (very much like to hang out)
He is hanging with his home boys.  (home boys = friends from the neighborhood)

to hang out = to put clothing on a line
I have to hang out my shirt to dry.

to hang around = to frequent or remain at a place
You can hang around until five, but then you must leave.
Chuck hangs around the store, hoping for a job.

By the way,  a hang up is a problem.  It could be an inhibition or a problem causing a delay (perhaps in production).
I have a hang up about lying to my mother.
When it comes to cheating his friends, he is a man without hang ups.
There was a hang up on the production line, and the merchandise is not ready for shipping.
Thanks to a hang up at the post office, the box will not arrive until tomorrow.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
I´m hanging there  –  Cacá  26/FEV/2007, 5:08 PM
I´m hanging there  –  Allen  26/FEV/2007, 5:31 PM
 I´m hanging there  –  Dale/CR  27/FEV/2007, 8:17 PM
I´m hanging there  –  Dale/CR  28/FEV/2007, 3:13 AM
I´m hanging there  –  Cacá  01/MAR/2007, 9:35 AM

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