- simple past tense and past participle of hang.
- Slang: Vulgar. (of a male) having very large genitals.
- 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.
- 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 up on, Slang.
- obsessed by: a clerk hung up on petty details.
- infatuated with.
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Related Words for hung up ontroubled, haunted, preoccupied, dominated, controlled, infatuated, possessed, hooked, engrossed, beset, held, bewitched, dogged, gripped, fixated, harassed, seized, discontented, crabbed
- 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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Word Origin and History for hung up on
past tense of hang; meaning "having impressive male genitals" is from 1640s; of a jury, "unable to agree," 1838, American English. Hung-over (also hungover) in the drinking sense is from 1950 (see hangover); hung-up "obsessed" is from 1961.
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