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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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 Those versions are your best bet for hanging up purses or jackets. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "You'd Never Guess These Chic Rose Gold Hangers Are Command Hooks," 15 Oct. 2018 The drone hung up in a tree near the Ukrainian village of Gorbivtsi. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "What’s With This Weird Drone Stuck in a Ukrainian Tree?," 6 Sep. 2018 When Jarelle Redden was named the next head basketball coach at Woodward Career Technical High School last July, the Western Hills graduate was looking forward to hanging up championship banners. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, "Woodward freshman Paul McMillan IV already making a splash with summer play," 12 July 2018 Meanwhile, Meghan has already hung up her taupe Roland Mouret dress at the back of the closet, and changed into a more casual Givenchy look. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Braves Athletic Field in Heels at Ireland's Croke Park," 11 July 2018 In a cave, gear can easily hang up on rocky outcrops. J. Weston Phippen, Outside Online, "The Daring Rescue that Saved the Thai Soccer Team," 10 July 2018 Longwood police were called around 3 p.m. to the bar at 323 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. after someone called 911 and hung up. David Harris, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'I do not negotiate whatsoever,' armed pub owner said, before being shot by SWAT officer: report," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of hung up

1878, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

: delayed for a time

: thinking or worrying too much about something or someone

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