hang up

hang up  {v.}
1. To place on a hook, peg, or hanger.
When the children come to school, they hang up their coats in the cloakroom.
2a. To place a telephone receiver back on its hook and break the connection.
Carol's mother told her she had talked long enough on the phone and made her hang up.
2b. To put a phone receiver back on its hook while the other person is still talking. — Used with "on".
I said something that made Joe angry, and he hung up on me.
3a.  {informal}
To cause to be stuck or held so as to be immovable. — Usually used in the passive.
Ann's car was hung up in a snowdrift and she had to call a garageman to get it out.
3b.  {informal}
To stick or get held so as to be immovable.
A big passenger ship hung up on a sandbar for several hours.
4.  {informal}
To cause a wait; delay.
Rehearsals for the school play were hung up by the illness of some of the actors.
5.  {informal}
To set (a record.)
Bob hung up a school record for long distance swimming.
Categories: hang informal used in passive verb

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