hanging

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hanging is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
hanging

Plural
hangings

A sketch of a hanging
  1. A form of capital punishment where a person is held in the air by a rope around his/her neck until they are dead.
    There was a hanging in Carson City.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
hang

Third-person singular
hangs

Past tense
hanged

Past participle
hanged

Present participle
hanging

  1. The present participle of hang. To kill by hanging.
    Nebraska is hanging him next week.

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Verb 2[change]

Plain form
hang

Third-person singular
hangs

Past tense
hung

Past participle
hung

Present participle
hanging

  1. The present participle of hang. Suspended.
    Your shirt is hanging in the closet.

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