hung

[ huhng ]
/ hʌŋ /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of hang.

adjective

Slang: Vulgar. (of a male) having very large genitals.

Nearby words

  1. hundreds and thousands,
  2. hundredth,
  3. hundredweight,
  4. huneker,
  5. huneker, james gibbons,
  6. hung hsiu-ch'uan,
  7. hung jury,
  8. hung up,
  9. hung-up,
  10. hung-wu

Idioms

Related formsun·hung, adjectivewell-hung, adjective

Can be confusedhanged hung (see usage note at hang)

Usage note

See hang.

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British Dictionary definitions for hung up on

hung

/ (hʌŋ) /

verb

the usual past tense and past participle of hang

adjective

  1. (of a legislative assembly) not having a party with a working majoritya hung parliament
  2. unable to reach a decisiona hung jury
  3. (of a situation) unable to be resolved
hung over informal suffering from the effects of a hangover
hung up slang
  1. impeded by some difficulty or delay
  2. in a state of confusion; emotionally disturbed
hung up on slang obsessively or exclusively interested inhe's hung up on modern art these days

usage

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

hung

adj.

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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