hung up

adjective
|Updated on: 7 Jun 2018

Definition of hung up

1 : delayed or detained for a time
2 : anxiously nervous
3 : having great or excessive interest in or preoccupation with someone or something usually used with on
  • they broke up but he's still hung up on her
  • hung up on winning

Examples of hung up in a Sentence

  1. Many people are hung up about their physical appearance.

  2. parents of a toddler who are already hung up about her getting into a good college

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First Known Use of hung up

1878

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HUNG UP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hung up for English Language Learners

  • : delayed for a time

  • : thinking or worrying too much about something or someone



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