hung up

adjective

Definition of hung up

  1. 1 :  delayed or detained for a time

  2. 2 :  anxiously nervous

  3. 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

1878

First Known Use of hung up

1878


HUNG UP Defined for English Language Learners

hung up

adjective

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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