The form of a verb shows whether the action it describes takes place in the present, the past, or the future. This is
called the verb’s tense. When a verb, such as hang, appears in this dictionary, the entry looks like this:
The second line of the entry shows how the verb is written in
three different tenses—the present, the continuous present,and the past tense.
These tenses are used like this:
She hangs up her T-shirt.
Continuous present tense:
She is hanging up her T-shirt.
She hung up her T-shirt.