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Definition of the verb hang up

What does hang up mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books thereVerbs of Putting: dangle, hang, lean, perch, rest, sit, stand, suspend
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf
      there [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Theme, indefinite]There stood on the corner a statueVerbs of Existence: balance, bend, bow, crouch, dangle, droop, flop, fly, hang, hover, huddle, hunch, jut, kneel, lean, lie, loll, loom, lounge, nestle, open, perch, plop, project, protrude, recline, repose, rest, rise, roost, sag, sit, slope, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stoop, straddle, swing, tilt, tower
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]They stood the statue on the pedestal
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]John slouched
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The statue stood on the corner
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]On the pedestal stood a statue
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the storeVerbs of Putting: brush, drizzle, hang, plaster, pump, rub, scatter, seed, sew, shower, smear, smudge, sow, spatter, splash, splatter, spray, spread, sprinkle, spritz, spurt, squirt, stick, strew, string, swab, wash, wrap
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Destination]Jessica squirted water at me
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Locative or Directional Preposition] [Destination]Paint sprayed onto the wall
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: put back / replace = put something back where it belongs
  2. cause to be hanging or suspended
    • example: They hang up the lights from the ceiling
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of hang up: hang
    • more generic words: fasten / fix / secure = cause to be firmly attached
    • more specific words:
    • cause: hang
  3. interrupt a telephone conversation
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]Cheryl stood the books thereVerbs of Putting: dangle, hang, lean, perch, rest, sit, stand, suspend
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Cheryl stood the books on the shelf
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination, locative adverb]The books lean there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The books lean against the shelf
      there [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Theme, indefinite]There stood on the corner a statueVerbs of Existence: balance, bend, bow, crouch, dangle, droop, flop, fly, hang, hover, huddle, hunch, jut, kneel, lean, lie, loll, loom, lounge, nestle, open, perch, plop, project, protrude, recline, repose, rest, rise, roost, sag, sit, slope, slouch, slump, sprawl, squat, stand, stoop, straddle, swing, tilt, tower
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]They stood the statue on the pedestal
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]John slouched
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location]The statue stood on the corner
      [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme]On the pedestal stood a statue
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: break off / break short / cut short = interrupt before its natural or planned end

Alternative definition of the verb hang up

verb

  1. [transitive] To put up to hang
  2. [intransitive, idiomatic] To terminate a telephone call

Film

"Hang Up" a.k.a. "Hang Up!" is a thriller film directed by Hyder Bilgrami and Tirthankar Das.

Music

  1. "Hang Up" is a musical single of Peter Murphy.
    • released on
  2. "Hang Up" is the debut single from Andy Abraham. It was released in the UK on 27 March 2006. It is a new original track from his debut album, The Impossible Dream. It failed to make a major impact in the charts after charting at a disappointing #63 in the UK. In Ireland however it charted at #14.

Phrases with Hang Up

  1. Hang Up One's Boots
  2. to hang up

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hang Up

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Google previewWintu Dictionary (1985)

by Harvey Pitkin

caqa' to hang up; to hang an animal, person , ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

hang up , v. (Gen. as hang it up.) To give credit, lit. chalk it up: prob. orig. (–1725) c.; by 1785, low; ...

Google previewThe Raupo Essential Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Ross Calman

purotu handwriting tuhiā ringa hang iri hang downtāepa, tautau hang up whakairi hang-gliding rereangi happen riro happy koa harbourwhanga hard ( difficult) pakeke,uaua hard (notsoft)mārō harm kino harvestngahuru hasten uruuru hastily ...

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Nobody's family can hang up the sign, 'nothing the matter here.'
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