verbbe persistent, refuse to stop (Freq. 1)-
he persisted to call me every night-
The child persisted and kept asking questions• Derivationally related forms: ↑persistent (for: ↑persist), ↑persistency (for: ↑persist), ↑persistence (for: ↑persist), ↑perseveration (for: ↑persevere), ↑perseverance (for: ↑persevere)• Hyponyms:• Verb Frames:-
Something is ——ing PP
* * *transitive verbsee hang III
* * *hang in (slang)1. To wait2. To persist (also hang in there)• • •Main Entry: ↑hang
* * *informal remain persistent and determined in difficult circumstances
in the second half, we just had to hang in there
* * *hang in [phrasal verb]1 chiefly US, informal : to keep working or trying in a difficult situation
She says she'll hang in until she makes the business work.
She did her best to hang in against some of the more experienced swimmers.— often used in the phrase hang in there
Hang in there, kid! Don't quit!2 hang in the air : to be incomplete or uncertain
The design of the new currency is still hanging in the air.• • •Main Entry: ↑hang
Useful english dictionary. 2012.