Suspended in the air. The practice of hanging condemned people as a form of capital punishment. A decorative piece of fabric or curtain hung on the wall of a room or around a bed. Suspend or be suspended from above with the lower part dangling free. Kill (someone) by tying a rope attached from above around the neck and removing the support from beneath (used as a form of capital punishment). Remain static in the air. (of a juror) prevent (a jury) from reaching a verdict by a dissenting vote. Come or cause to come unexpectedly to a state in which no further operations can be carried out.