hang–up

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noun \ˈhaŋ-ˌəp\

Definition of hang–up

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

1952

First Known Use of hang–up

1952


HANG–UP Defined for English Language Learners

hang–up

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noun \ˈhaŋ-ˌəp\

Definition of hang–up for English Language Learners

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


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hang–up

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noun \-ˌəp\

Medical Definition of hang–up

  1. :  a source of mental or emotional difficulty

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