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hanged (HANG'd) (verb)
The past tense and past participle of "hang"; to kill someone by using a rope that goes around the neck and holds the person's body in the air without any support from below: Jose was legally hanged for his crimes.
hung (HUNG) (verb)
The past tense and past participle of "hang"; to attach or to place something so it is held up without support from below: David hung the painting on the wall.
In our history books, we read about the pirate who was hanged for his crimes. Julia's father had a painting that hung in his study which portrayed that event.
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