Meanings

1.
to hang something "in there"
(In the literal sense. For instance hanging shirts into the wardrobe.)
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2.
to make an effort, to give one's best
("sich+Acc reinhängen in+Acc" - making real effort for some sort of task.)
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Word Family

Root: *konk-

The core idea of this root was:

hanging, being in the air

It’s the origin of English to hang and to hinge and also of Stonehenge, which quite literally means “stones in the air”.

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