- 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.
Examples from the Web for unhung
Historical Examples of unhung
All our doors have been unhung and planed two or three times.A Floating Home
No collie judge, unhung, could have detected the bar-sinister.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories
Albert Payson Terhune
Now do you think this unhung scoundrel has any inkling of our errand?A Secret of the Lebombo
There were rugs, hangings and paintings in profusion, many of them as yet unhung.Twelve Men
"Well, there goes the greatest scoundrel that ever was unhung," he muttered to himself.Mark Hurdlestone
- (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
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.