- 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 up (on)☆ Slang
- emotionally disturbed (by); neurotic, repressed, etc.
- baffled, frustrated, stymied, etc. (by)
- addicted or committed (to), or obsessed (by)
- Vulgar Slang Having large genitals. Used of a male.
- Slang a. Anxious; nervous.b. Overly involved or preoccupied; hung up.
- Simple past tense and past participle of hang.
(comparative more hung, superlative most hung)
- Suspended by hanging.
- Having hanging additions or appendages.
- (law) Of a jury, unable to reach a unanimous verdict in a trial.
- Of a legislature, lacking a majority political party.
- (computing, colloquial) Of a computer or similar device, receiving power but not functioning as desired; working very slowly or not at all. The condition is often corrected by rebooting the computer.
- (colloquial, of a male, vulgar) Having large genitals (often preceded by an adverb, e.g. well hung).
- Men with big feet tend to be hung like a horse.
- (colloquial, of a man, slightly vulgar) having a penis of a certain size
- hung parliament
Variant of hang
transitive verbhung, hanging, hanged
- 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 of hangMiddle 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
get (or have) the hang of☆
- to learn (or have) the knack of
- to understand the significance or idea of
hang a leftor hang a right
hang aroundor hang about☆
- to cluster around
- Informal to loiter or linger around
- Informal to associate or socialize with: Don't hang around those kids!
hang around with☆
hang backor hang off
- to be slow in firing: said of a gun
- to be slow in doing something
- to be unsettled or undecided
hang five (or ten)
hang in (there)☆
hang it (or them or 'em) up
- to keep hold
- to go on doing; persevere
- to depend on; be contingent on
- to lean on; be supported by
- to be a burden
- to listen attentively to
hang one on☆ Slang
- to hit with a blow
- to go on a drunken spree
- to lean out
- to display, as by suspending
- to reside
- to spend much of one's time; frequent a place
- Slang to loiter; idle
- to project over; overhang
- to hover over
- to loom over; threaten
- to be left from a previous time or state
- to stick or remain together
- to make sense in a coherent way
- to put on a hanger, hook, etc., esp. in the proper place
- ☆ to put a telephone receiver or handset back in place in ending a call
- to delay or suspend the progress of: cars that are hung up in traffic
not care a hang aboutor not give a hang about