[ huhng ]
/ hʌŋ /
simple past tense and past participle of hang.
Slang: Vulgar. (of a male) having very large genitals.
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- detained unavoidably.
- stymied or baffled by a problem.
- Baseball, Softball. (of a base runner) trapped between bases and in danger of being tagged out.
hung over, Informal. suffering the effects of a hangover: On New Year's Day the houseguests were all hung over.Also hungover.
hung up, Informal.
- obsessed by: a clerk hung up on petty details.
- infatuated with.
hung up on, Slang.
Related formsun·hung, adjectivewell-hung, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hung up on
/ (hʌŋ) /
the usual past tense and past participle of hang
- (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
hung over informal suffering from the effects of a hangover
hung up slang
- impeded by some difficulty or delay
- in a state of confusion; emotionally disturbed
hung up on slang obsessively or exclusively interested inhe's hung up on modern art these days
For most senses of hang the past tense and past participle is hung : I hung the curtains; he had hung the new painting on the wall . However, when the meaning is 'to suspend or be suspended by the neck until dead', the past tense and past participle is hanged : the traitors were hanged; they had hanged him at dawn . This form is also used in the idiom I'll be hanged
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