Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hang-up

2 senses of hang-up

Sense 1
hang-up -- (an emotional preoccupation)
       => preoccupation -- (an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention)

Sense 2
hang-up, hitch, rub, snag -- (an unforeseen obstacle)
       => obstacle, obstruction -- (something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted; "lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement"; "the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education"; "the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hang-up

3 senses of hang up

Sense 1
hang up -- (put a telephone receiver back in its cradle)
       => replace, put back -- (put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them")

Sense 2
hang, hang up -- (cause to be hanging or suspended; "Hang that picture on the wall")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 3
hang up -- (interrupt a telephone conversation)
       => cut short, break short, break off -- (interrupt before its natural or planned end; "We had to cut short our vacation")

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