v. 1. To wait for an event that will never occur. "The
system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive".
. 2. To wait for some event to occur; to
hang around until something happens. "The program displays a menu
and then hangs until you type a character." Compare block
3. To attach a peripheral device, esp. in the construction `hang
off' "We're going to hang another tape drive off the file
server." Implies a device attached with cables, rather than
something that is strictly inside the machine's chassis.