hung

Definition of hung

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past tense and past participle of hang

hung

adjective
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Definition of hung (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : unable to reach a decision or verdict a hung jury also, British : not having a political party with an overall majority a hung parliament
2 slang : having a large penis

Definition of Hung (Entry 3 of 3)

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Examples of hung in a Sentence

Adjective stood penitently before the judge with a hung head while he received his sentence
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The suit also pointed out that Lee's first trial resulted in a hung jury. NBC News, "After death row inmate is executed, attorneys find DNA that belongs to someone else," 8 May 2021 His trial ended in a hung jury, with most jurors favoring his acquittal, according to court records. Justin Jouvenal, baltimoresun.com, "In a new era of policing, old claims of misconduct draw fresh questions for former Baltimore chief Kevin Davis," 2 May 2021 His trial ended in a hung jury, with most jurors favoring his acquittal, according to court records. Washington Post, "In a new era of policing, old claims of misconduct draw fresh questions for a chief," 1 May 2021 His trial resulted in a hung jury, and the two sides then agreed to a plea deal instead of retrying him. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Chauvin joins rare group of police officers convicted for murder," 21 Apr. 2021 Failure to reach at least one verdict, or a hung jury, is a rarity. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, "Derek Chauvin trial jurors the only audience that matters for Monday's closing arguments," 18 Apr. 2021 Right, in order to potentially get a hung jury, right? ABC News, "'This Week' Transcript 4-11-21: Sec. Jennifer Granholm, Sen. Roger Wicker," 11 Apr. 2021 Mosby's office later dropped the charges against the officer whose trial ended in a hung jury and the two remaining officers. Christina Carrega, CNN, "'The lessons of this moment.' The testimony by police brass at Derek Chauvin's trial is unprecedented," 10 Apr. 2021 The case of Leroy Wright ended with a hung jury when some jurors thought that a life sentence would be more appropriate, considerng his youth, than execution. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, "Who Were the Scottsboro Nine?," 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of hung

Adjective

1848, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hung. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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