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English definition of “hang-up”

hang-up

noun [C] uk   /ˈhæŋ.ʌp/ informal us  
a permanent and unreasonable feeling of anxiety about a particular feature of yourself: sexual hang-ups He's one of these men who went bald very young and has a terrible hang-up about it.
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