The Panel's opposition to this usage has remained strong since balloting began in the 1960s. We'll hang the picture on that wall; The picture is hanging on the wall. I'm glad he spoke to me about it, because I thought I may be taking my hang-up about weight on her. You can complete the definition of hang up given by the English Cobuild dictionary with other English dictionaries : Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster. The soldiers all hung back when the sergeant asked for volunteers. Los niños colgaron sus abrigos al fondo del aula.
V P He said he'd call again, and hung up on me. Height seems to be more of a grown-up hang-up than a kid hang-up. If we only had a lantern to hang up in here, we should be perfectly at home. V P -ing On Saturdays we hang about in the park. It is seen as a phrasal verb more than as an idiom.
He must remember to ask Gidney for a copy of the play-bill to hang up in his flat! V P n 2 phrasal verb If you hang around, hang about, or hang round with someone or in a particular place, you spend a lot of time with that person or in that place. V P n In the present climate, owners are hanging on to old ships. The children hung up their coats at the back of the classroom. If you hang up on someone you are speaking to on the phone, you end the phone call suddenly and unexpectedly. V P n hang back 3 phrasal verb If you hang onto or hang onto something that gives you an advantage, you succeed in keeping it for yourself, and prevent it from being taken away or given to someone else. Anthony Trollope, The Warden, 1855: Eight hundred a year, and as nice a house as any gentleman could wish to hang up his hat in … ,. If I had any money to spend I would buy some and take them back, to hang up.
I tried to talk to her, but she hung up on me. The first documented use of the phrase is in 1955—1960. For example, when a footballer hangs up his boots, he stops playing football. V P n not pron Don't hang up!. Will you hang on a minute — I'm not quite ready. The success of this project is hanging in the balance.
. Thus, whereas the parental species reproduce sexually, the hybrid reproduces unisexually due to the result of meiotic drive, but still depends on a sexual hang-up. V P Some prisoners climbed onto the roof and hung up a banner. V P 5 phrasal verb If you hang onto or hang onto something, you keep it for a longer time than you would normally expect. El accidente cerca de la salida de la autopista detuvo el tráfico durante varias horas.
An operator was breaking in on the conversation as he was about to hang up. I don't want you hanging around my daughter. V P n not pron , Also V n P 5 verb If someone is hanged or if they hang, they are killed, usually as a punishment, by having a rope tied around their neck and the support taken away from under their feet. V P together Helen used to hang round with the boys. Hang on to that rope.
In all other senses, hung is the preferred form as past tense and past participle, as in I hung my child's picture above my desk. V P n He hangs on tightly, his arms around my neck. The British driver was unable to hang on to his lead. The dog's tongue was hanging out; Her hair was hanging down. Keegan announced he was hanging up his boots for good. V P on n 3 phrasal verb You can use hang up to indicate that someone stops doing a particular sport or activity that they have regularly done over a long period.
Yes, hang up the dresses if you think it will improve the looks of things. I don't like to see all these youths hanging about street-corners. The Britishers left behind for us an angrezi hang-up, but many of us did not know that they carried back our spicy tongues in return. He woke up with a hangover. It may seem difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it after a few weeks.
That means that the context will differ depending on where and how it is used. Lady N—— was indifferent to me, and how could I hang up her curtains in my memory? A door hangs by its hinges. V P n 4 phrasal verb If you hang onto or hang onto something, you hold it very tightly, for example to stop it falling or to support yourself. Es muy grosero colgar en medio de una conversación telefónica. V P to n 2 phrasal verb If you hang out in a particular place or area, you go and stay there for no particular reason, or spend a lot of time there.