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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