Hang-up definition

hăngŭp
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(slang) A problem or difficulty, esp. one of a personal or emotional nature that a person seems unable to deal with.
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A psychological or emotional difficulty or inhibition.
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An obstacle to smooth progress or development.
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The definition of a hang-up is a slang term for the source of a person's emotional or personal problem.

An example of a hang-up is a person thinking their partner is always cheating on them because they've been cheated on in the past.

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Alternative spelling of hang-up.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hang-up
Plural:
hang-ups