hang up

verb

Definition of hang up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to keep delayed, suspended, or held up

  4. 3 :  to cause to stick or snag immovably <the ship was hung up on a sandbar>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to break a telephone connection

  7. 2 :  to become stuck or snagged so as to be immovable

12th Century

First Known Use of hang up

12th century



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