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Definition 1: interrupt a telephone conversation - [verb of change]

(hang up is a kind of ...) interrupt before its natural or planned end

"We had to cut short our vacation"

Definition 2: put a telephone receiver back in its cradle - [verb of contact]

(hang up is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: cause to be hanging or suspended - [verb of contact]

Samples where hang up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hang that picture on the wall

Synonyms for hang up in the sense of this definition

(hang up is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of hang up ) hang freely

"The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them"

(... is a kind of hang up ) hang loosely or freely; let swing

(hang up has a similar meaning as ...) be suspended or hanging

"The flag hung on the wall"

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