hang-up

noun
\ˈhaŋ-ˌəp \

Definition of hang-up 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a source of mental or emotional difficulty broadly : problem

hang up

verb

Definition of hang up (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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

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Synonyms: Noun

affliction, demon (or daemon), terror, torment

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First Known Use of hang-up

Noun

1952, in the meaning defined above

Verb

12th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

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hang-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hang-up

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

hang-up

noun
\-ˌəp \

Medical Definition of hang-up 

: a source of mental or emotional difficulty

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