hung up

adjective

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 herhung up on winning

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Synonyms for hung up

Synonyms

happy, obsessed, queer

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Examples of hung up in a Sentence

Many people are hung up about their physical appearance. parents of a toddler who are already hung up about her getting into a good college

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For all the work underway to perfect autonomous technology, the robots still need softhearted humans to come to their rescue when they get hung up in public spaces. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Sold on Tankers; Amazon’s Third-Party Gains; Robots Getting Stuck," 12 Apr. 2019 And sometimes less is more because then you don’t get hung up on a particular detail. Joanna Saltz, House Beautiful, "Designers Reveal Their Unexpected Sources for Decorating Inspo," 12 Apr. 2019 But in all honesty, plants can be kind of a hassle to hang up. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Simple Invention Will Transform Your Window Into Plant-Hanging Heaven," 19 Mar. 2019 Last but definitely not least, get rid of all those crumpled takeout menus that are stuffed in your junk drawer or hung up on the side of the fridge. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "What To Get Rid Of Before The New Year Starts," 26 Dec. 2018 Dumpson, the first black woman to hold the student government presidency at American University (AU), spent her first day on the job dealing with nooses and bananas hung up around campus, as The Washington Post reported. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Arjun Singh Sethi's American Hate Gave Hate Crime Survivors Like Taylor Dumpson the Chance to Tell Their Own Stories," 11 Dec. 2018 His poster is also hanging up in the 13 Going on 30 dollhouse! 7. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "8 Savage Easter Eggs in Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" Music Video," 3 Dec. 2018 Nite Ize Gear Line: Wear-resistant webbing and sturdy S-biner clips keep your hats and towels organized, and the gear line ($17.66) can be hung up pretty much anywhere. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018 So don’t get too hung up on the differences, and instead just grab a sponge and test it out. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "How to Use a Konjac Sponge for Your Best Skin Ever," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hung up

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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hung up

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hung up

informal
US : delayed for a time
: thinking or worrying too much about something or someone

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