Synonyms of hang on
hang on (informal)
▷ See hang
1 waitDictionary • Hang on a sec. I'll come with you.
wait • I waited at the corner for the lights to go green.
stop • She doesn't stop to think about what she's saying.
hold on • Hold on while I have a look.
hold the line
remain • He remained at home with his family.
2 continueDictionary • Manchester United hung on to take the Cup.
continue • For ten days I continued in this state.
remain • There remains deep mistrust of his government.
go on • the necessity for the war to go on
carry on • Her bravery has given him the will to carry on.
endure • Somehow the language endures and continues to survive to this day.
persist • He urged them to persist with their efforts to bring about peace.
hold out • He can only hold out for a few more weeks.
persevere • the ability to persevere despite obstacles and setbacks
stay the course
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clingIf you cling to someone or something, you hold onto them tightly.
• She had to cling onto the door handle until the pain passed.
clutchIf someone is in another person's clutches, that person has captured them or has power over them.
• He escaped his captors' clutches by jumping from a moving vehicle.
Thesaurus for hang on from the Collins English Thesaurus
to continue or persist in an activity, esp with effort or difficulty
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