hang-up

noun \ ˈhaŋ-ˌəp \

Definition of hang-up

:a source of mental or emotional difficulty; broadly :problem

First Known Use of hang-up

1952

hang-up Synonyms


hang up

verb

Definition of hang up

transitive verb
1 a :to place on a hook or hanger designed for the purpose
  • hang up your coat
b :to replace (a telephone receiver) on the cradle so that the connection is broken
2 :to keep delayed, suspended, or held up
3 :to cause to stick or snag immovably
  • the ship was hung up on a sandbar
intransitive verb
1 :to break a telephone connection
2 :to become stuck or snagged so as to be immovable

First Known Use of hang up

12th century


HANG-UP Defined for English Language Learners

hang-up

noun

Definition of hang-up for English Language Learners

  • : something that causes you to feel worried, afraid, embarrassed, etc.


Medical Dictionary

hang-up

noun \ -ˌəp \

medical Definition of hang-up

:a source of mental or emotional difficulty


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