LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||27/FEV/2007 8:17 PM|
|Assunto:||I´m hanging there|
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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