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Meaning of HANG-UP

Pronunciation:  'hang`up

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unforeseen obstacle
  2. [n]  (informal) an emotional preoccupation
  3. [v]  interrupt a telephone conversation
  4. [v]  put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
  5. [v]  cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall"

HANG-UP is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hang, hitch, rub, snag
 See Also: break off, break short, cut short, fasten, fix, obstacle, obstruction, preoccupation, put back, replace, secure, suspend



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