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1. To remain united. I know you two are mad at each other, but we really need to hang together as a family.
2. To fit together in a logical or sensible manner. I think they're lying because parts of their story just don't hang together.
3. To spend time with a particular group. My friends and I used to hang together a lot more before they all got boyfriends.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. Fig. [for something or a group of people] to hold together; to remain intact. I hope our bridge group hangs together until we are old and gray. I don't think that this car will hang together for another minute.
2. Fig. [for a story] to flow from element to element and make sense. This story simply does not hang together. Your novel hangs together quite nicely.
3. Fig. [for people] to spend time together. We hung together for a few hours and then went our separate ways. The boys hung together throughout the evening.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Stand united, stick together, as in We must all hang together and tell the same story. [c. 1400]
2. Cohere, constitute a consistent whole. For example, The plot lines in that movie don't hang together. [Mid-1500s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To stand united; stick together: Our band has managed to hang together for five years.
2. To constitute a coherent totality: The play had several plot lines that did not hang together.
3. To spend time together: My friends and I like to hang together at the mall.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.