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hang on (1)

Meaning: If you hang on to something, you hold it tightly.

Synonym: hold on

For example:

  • hang on After the boat capsized I found a lifesaver floating in the water and hung on until I was rescued.

  • hang on to sth If you have to stand on the bus, hang on to something or you might fall over.

Quick Quiz:

When you're climbing the stairs, hang on to
  1. the floor
  2. the handrail
  3. your feet

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