Simple Definition of hung up
: delayed for a time
: thinking or worrying too much about something or someone
Full Definition of hung up
1 : delayed or detained for a time
2 : anxiously nervous
3 : having great or excessive interest in or preoccupation with someone or something —usually used with on <they broke up but he's still hung up on her> <hung up on winning>
Examples of hung up in a sentence
Many people are hung up about their physical appearance.
<parents of a toddler who are already hung up about her getting into a good college>
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