hang up

[hang up] {v.} 1. To place on a hook, peg, or hanger.

When thechildren come to school, they hang up their coats in the cloakroom.

2a. To place a telephone receiver back on its hook and break theconnection.

Carol's mother told her she had talked long enough onthe phone and made her hang up.

2b. To put a phone receiver back onits hook while the other person is still talking. - Used with "on".

I said something that made Joe angry, and he hung up on me.

3a.{informal} To cause to be stuck or held so as to be immovable. -Usually used in the passive.

Ann's car was hung up in a snowdriftand she had to call a garageman to get it out.

3b. {informal} Tostick or get held so as to be immovable.

A big passenger ship hungup on a sandbar for several hours.

4. {informal} To cause a wait;delay.

Rehearsals for the school play were hung up by the illnessof some of the actors.

5. {informal} To set (a record.)

Bob hungup a school record for long distance swimming.