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hang off

1. Literally, to hang or dangle from something. Did you know that the gutter is practically hanging off the side of the house? We should probably get that fixed.
2. To stay behind, often in a subdued manner. I hung off once I could hear Mom yelling downstairs.
3. To delay or wait rather than take action. You should hang off on booking a hotel until we know exactly how many people are coming on the trip.
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hang off

to wait quietly to one side. The boys hung off a little, waiting to see what would happen next. Hang off awhile and don't do anything.
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hang off

v.
1. To be suspended from something: The ornaments hang off the chandelier.
2. To hesitate or remain behind: Hang off on that decision until the boss gets back.
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Let a piece of yarn measuring about 2" (5 cm) hang off the side.
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Speaking of monitors, on both of the models I used a 15-inch Presario 1510, which comes with speakers that hang off the side of the screen.