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Idioms for hung
- detained unavoidably.
- stymied or baffled by a problem.
- Baseball, Softball. (of a base runner) trapped between bases and in danger of being tagged out.
- obsessed by: a clerk hung up on petty details.
- infatuated with.
usage note for hung
OTHER WORDS FROM hungun·hung, adjectivewell-hung, adjective
Words nearby hung
Definition for hung (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for hung
Beyond the huge American flag that hung over the street, the mile-long mass of cops ended.
The marchers began to stream out of the park, where they walked West on 110th and then hung a right on 7th Avenue.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters|Olivia Nuzzi|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Somebody had hung an American flag and people of the neighborhood had placed bouquets and candles.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Det. 2: (slamming his hand on the table and yelling) You hung her!How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lemkin hung around the proceedings, disheveled and unkempt, but determined.
Mr. Force got up, took an overcoat from a hook on the wall and hung it against the door.Her Mother's Secret|Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Madame de Noirmont had not a word to say in reply; she hung her head and seemed completely crushed.The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX)|Charles Paul de Kock
He hung about the house for several days, dreading the return to college and Mrs. Winkler.The Forbidden Trail|Honor Willsie
Foulon is carried off; dragged across the square, and hung to the lamp post.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
The signet is hung upon a swivel, and has hieroglyphics on what may be called the reverse.
British Dictionary definitions for hung (1 of 2)
- (of a legislative assembly) not having a party with a working majoritya hung parliament
- unable to reach a decisiona hung jury
- (of a situation) unable to be resolved
- impeded by some difficulty or delay
- in a state of confusion; emotionally disturbed