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hang

Forensics verb
To suspend a thing or person by a rope, cord or other object.
 
Medspeak
To place a blood product or volume expander on a pole or other device above the patient’s heart so that an IV infusion occurs by gravity and the rate is controlled by a valve.
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See his sermon, "Hanging Back," that he preached at Riverside Church in New York City on July 8, 1973.
"After hanging back, Lone Star State companies have taken the plunge, with Dallas-based Dean Foods signing a $162,000 contract for coffee creamer in November.
International mining companies, forced out of the area by the war that has claimed some 2m lives, are hanging back and watching developments.
His inertia and proximity to the favourite, who is known to be fickle about starting and who was also hanging back, undoubtedly contributed to a travesty of a start.
Intel, which already operates one of the largest venture capital funds in Silicon Valley clearly feels that it needs to put some momentum behind the Merced ISV market as well as targeting systems and software developers who are hanging back until subsequent IA-64 generations become available.
As for the penetration and hanging back of the take-off leg, that too, will be a direct result of the take-off.
Peck: Some in nursing home administration have developed a reputation for hanging back, for not wanting to get involved with computerization and preferring to leave it up to someone else on staff, if possible.
DANNY NORTH wants to see Rovers up front setting the pace rather than hanging back chasing the pack.
In a needs-based formula you shouldn't be in any way hanging back from asking for it.