hang by

hang by something

1. to be suspended at the end of something, such as a rope, chain, string, etc. The bag is only hanging by a string. The food hung by a rope from a tree to protect it from the bears that wandered into camp now and then.
2. to dangle, suspended by some body part, such as thumbs, legs, etc. I was hanging by my legs on the exercise bar when the rain started. I can hang by just my middle fingers!
See also: by, hang
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To prevent this, bring the side seams together, then the center of it and gently pull, then hang by the bottom.
To hang a fitted sheet, I tuck one corner into another, fold it in half and hang by each end with the pockets (or corners) hanging down.