Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hang sth up”

See all translations

hang sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with hang   /hæŋ/ us  
to stop using and needing something because you have given up the sport or activity it is used for: So when did you hang up your boxing gloves/golf clubs/ballet shoes?
Translations of “hang sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不再使用, 收起…
in Russian вешать…
in Turkish asmak, askıya asmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不再使用, 收起…
in Polish powiesić coś…
(Definition of hang sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hang sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hang sth up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More