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- (intransitive) To ride public transport while standing and holding onto a strap.
- 1932, Great Britain, Parliamentary debates: Official report: Volume 269:
- Instead of having people coming from the outskirts, straphanging in omnibuses and trains, working in the centre under congested conditions in badly lit, insanitary buildings […]
- 1957, Brian Moore, The Feast of Lupercal:
- Unheeding the conductor's warning glare, Mr. Devine straphung, smiling, his lips forming soundless phrases as though he enjoyed a delightful, inaudible conversation.
- 1989, Thomas Boyle, Only the dead know Brooklyn:
- He straphung for five stops, pressed on three sides by a young Rastafarian wearing a green-suede pillbox hat, an elderly, tiny Chinese couple, and a coffee-coloured nurse who was literally asleep on her feet.