- The definition of hung refers to a jury that cannot agree on a verdict, to being delayed, or to having an emotional problem or block about something, or, in slang terms, hung also refers to a man with a large penis.
- When a jury does not agree on a verdict, this is an example of a hung jury.
- When you don't like to talk about your past, this is an example of a time when you are hung up about your past.
- When you get stuck in traffic, this is an example of a time when you are hung up in traffic.
- When a man has a large penis, this is an example of a time when he is hung.
- Hung is defined as to have been suspended in the air or placed on a wall, or have done the act of suspending something in the air or placing it on the wall.
- When you put a picture on a nail on the wall, this is an example of a time when you hung up the picture.
- When you put your coat on a hook, this is an example of a time when your coat was hung up.
hung definition by Webster's New World
hung definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Vulgar Slang Having large genitals. Used of males.
- Slang a. Anxious; nervous.b. Overly involved or preoccupied; hung up.
hung - Phrases/Idioms
hung up (on)â Slang
- emotionally disturbed (by); neurotic, repressed, etc.
- baffled, frustrated, stymied, etc. (by)
- addicted or committed (to), or obsessed (by)
Variant of hang
- to attach to something above with no support from below; suspend
- to attach so as to permit free motion at the point of attachment: to hang a door on its hinges
- to put to death by tying a rope about the neck and suddenly suspending the body so as to snap the neck or cause strangulation
- to fasten (pictures, etc.) to a wall by hooks, wires, etc.
- to ornament or cover with things suspended: to hang a room with pictures and drapes
- to paste (wallpaper) to walls
- to exhibit (pictures) in a museum or gallery
- to let (one's head) droop downward
- to fasten (an ax head, scythe blade, etc.) with correct balance
- to pin and sew the hem of (a dress) evenly at a desired distance from the floor
- ☆ to deadlock (a jury) by one's vote
- to fix (something) on a person or thing
- ☆ Baseball to pitch (a breaking ball) that fails to curve sharply and is therefore easy to hit
Origin: Middle English hangen, with form ; from Old English intransitive verb hangian and amp; Old Norse intransitive verb hanga; senses ; from these, also ; from Old English transitive verb hon and amp; Old Norse causative verb hengja; akin to German intransitive verb hangen, transitive verb hängen, to execute (caus.): all ultimately ; from Indo-European base an unverified form enk, to sway, hang (akin to an unverified form keg- from source hook)
- to be attached to something above with no support from below
- to hover or float in the air, as though suspended
- to swing, as on a hinge
- to fall, flow, or drape, as cloth, a coat, etc.
- to die by hanging
- to incline; lean
- to droop; bend
- to be doubtful or undecided; hesitate
- to have one's pictures exhibited in a museum or gallery
- Slang: often with with[hanging with their friends at the mall]
- to loiter; idle
- to engage in social activity
- the way that a thing hangs
- a pause in, or suspension of, motion