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  • as inpostpone
  • as inprocrastinate
  • as instymie
  • as insuspend
  • as inhang back
  • as indefer

synonyms for hang fire

  • adjourn
  • defer
  • delay
  • hold up
  • shelve
  • suspend
  • pigeonhole
  • prorogue
  • table
  • cool it
  • give a rain check
  • hold off
  • hold over
  • lay over
  • put back
  • put on back burner
  • put on hold
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antonyms for hang fire

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  • advance
  • continue
  • expedite
  • forward
  • further
  • hasten
  • hurry
  • carry out
  • do
  • maintain
  • persevere
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How to use hang fire in a sentence

"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
She got up and stood in front of the fire, having her hand on the chimney-piece and looking down at the blaze.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
The fire had been heaped over with earth—to screen it from prying eyes, I suppose, while the good work went on.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
But, as the keel of the boats touched bottom, each boat-load dashed into the water and then into the enemy's fire.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The men, whose poniards his sword parried, had recourse to fire-arms, and two pistols were fired at him.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
The rebels wished to advance from Lutao, but were kept back by the fire from the gunboat Maria Cristina.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
They found a few belated sowars of the 3d Cavalry, who took refuge in a wood, and the artillery opened fire at the trees!
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The fire crackled around the Dutch ovens, and the odor of coffee came floating by.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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