American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Delayed; hindered: motorists hung up in traffic.
- adj. Informal Anxious; nervous: He got hung up on the details. She was all hung-up before the interview.
- adj. Informal Overly involved or preoccupied: a teenager hung up on the latest fashions.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of hang up.
““I had Deroy Murdock call and you hung up on him!””
“The inmates worked together by day in a large hall where was hung up in large letters, visible to all, the word silentium, indicating that the work must go on in silence.”
“But, Nancy, you hung up on Frankie before she could tell you that Joe Lentrichia is widely believed to be an accomplice to Green Solutions, not their victim.”
“Before we hung up I asked Wakefield if I could read a prepublication copy of his manuscript, which was scheduled to go on sale that May.”
“In a foolish gesture of excessive caution, a net had been hung up there to protect golfers on the tee from shankers on the range.”
“Even releasing the 100-foot tether from its stowage container inside the Gemini spacecraft proved to be a chore, as the Dacron line got hung up on a patch of Velcro.”
“So, after I hung up with Sophie that day, I called Tori who, FYI, is this totally cool woman in her midthirties who just started designing about three years ago.”
“She hung up and announced, Althea Gooding ordered four pizzas for us.”
“She hung up before I could give her a number, so I figured that I probably wasn't going to be hearing from Carter Paragon in the near future, or even the distant future.”
“Kirsten hung up and tracked down a yellow taxi waiting at the corner of Thirty-eighth Street and Tenth Avenue.”
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