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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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21, but the horse suddenly hung fire and then hung right, handing the race to his rival and leaving his backers a fair bit wiser.
Travelling strongly behind pacesetter Suits Me on the home turn, the 6-5 on favourite hung fire when asked to win his race and scrambled home by just a short head.
His run was not that pleasing at Chester, he hung fire a little bit and we've got the blinkers on to help him.