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hang up

verb uk phrasal verb with hang   /hæŋ/ us  
B1 to end a phone conversation: He started shouting so I hung up (on him). Let me speak to Melanie before you hang up.
Translations of “hang up”
in Korean 전화를 끊다…
in Arabic يُنْهي المُكالَمة…
in Portuguese desligar…
in Catalan penjar…
in Japanese 電話を切る…
in Italian appendere il ricevitore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 掛斷電話…
in Russian вешать трубку…
in Turkish konşumayı bitirmek, ahizeyi yerine koymak, telefonu kapamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 挂断电话…
in Polish odkładać słuchawkę…
(Definition of hang up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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