English version

hang on to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhang on to something (also hang onto something) phrasal verbKEEP/CONTINUE TO HAVEto keep something I think I’ll hang on to the documents for a bit longer. hang→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hang on to How long can you hang on to an impossible dream?Always hang on to something that tells them who they are - and tells me, too, in this case.If she wanted to hang on to the shreds of her professional reputation she'd better start by controlling her haywire emotions.And, if like me you believe that dreams come true, you should hang on to them.So I can hang on to things as I move around.
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Verb table
hang
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhang
he, she, ithangs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhunghanged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hung
he, she, ithas hung
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hung
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hang
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hung
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hanging
he, she, itis hanging
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you, we, theyare hanging
Past
I, he, she, itwas hanging
you, we, theywere hanging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hanging
he, she, ithas been hanging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hanging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hanging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hanging
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