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 onthey broke up but he's still hung up on herhung up on winning

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Reached by phone and asked about Yolo, Thompson hung up. Author: Holbrook Mohr, Anchorage Daily News, "State authorities concerned by street drug in some CBD vapes," 17 Sep. 2019 With five low-key album releases and not much mainstream radio support over the last decade and a half, many believed the four-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter hung up his guitar for the silver screen. Jamaal Ellis, Houston Chronicle, "Lenny Kravitz shows Smart Financial Centre that It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over," 16 Sep. 2019 If a call seems suspicious, Jahn said customers should hang up and call the company to check the status of their account. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "We Energies warns of scam hitting hundreds of its southeastern Wisconsin customers," 12 Sep. 2019 After Brian hung up, Joshua and his sister went to Brian’s apartment. Amy Forliti, Twin Cities, "Questions after police fatally shoot man who streamed chase," 9 Sep. 2019 Kerry Washington is hanging up her white hat for a totally new character in American Son. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Kerry Washington on why her American Son character is the 'un-Olivia Pope'," 7 Sep. 2019 When the person was asked to identify themselves, the man hung up the phone. Isabel Hughes, USA TODAY, "Child care worker charged with killing infant who wouldn't stop crying," 6 Sep. 2019 There is already an enormous, glossy photograph of Seth Williams’ touchdown catch against Oregon hanging up inside the Auburn football headquarters. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "Strength of SEC football in question," 6 Sep. 2019 Adriana Lima may have hung up her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings in November, but the supermodel is busier than ever. Katie Intner, PEOPLE.com, "Adriana Lima on Her Style Evolution and Why She's Done Following Trends: 'Now I Make My Own'," 5 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of hung up

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Sep 2019

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The first known use of hung up was in 1878

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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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