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"hang up" in British English

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hang up

phrasal verb with hang uk   us   /hæŋ/ verb
B1 to end a ​phoneconversation: He ​startedshouting so I ​hung up (on him). Let me ​speak to Melanie before you ​hang up.

hang-upnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhæŋ.ʌp/ informal
a ​permanent and ​unreasonablefeeling of anxiety about a ​particularfeature of yourself: sexual hang-ups He's one of these men who went ​bald very ​young and has a ​terrible hang-up about it.
(Definition of hang up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hang up" in American English

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hang up

phrasal verb with hang  us   /hæŋ/ verb (past tense and past participle hung  /hʌŋ/ )
  • (TELEPHONE)

to end a ​telephoneconversation by ​ending the ​connection: Don’t hang up – there’s something ​else I ​want to say. She hung up on me (= ​suddenlyended the ​connection between us) in the ​middle of a ​sentence.

hang-upnoun [C]

 us   /ˈhæŋ·ʌp/ infml
a ​problem that ​causes a ​delay: The ​doctor never got back to me with the ​testresults – I ​guess there was some hang-up over the ​weekend. A hang-up is also a ​feeling of ​anxiety: Everyone has ​their hang-up.
(Definition of hang up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hang up”
in Arabic يُنْهي المُكالَمة…
in Korean 전화를 끊다…
in Portuguese desligar…
in Catalan penjar…
in Japanese 電話を切る…
in Chinese (Simplified) 挂断电话…
in Turkish konşumayı bitirmek, ahizeyi yerine koymak, telefonu kapamak…
in Russian вешать трубку…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掛斷電話…
in Italian appendere il ricevitore…
in Polish odkładać słuchawkę…
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