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Definition 1: an unforeseen obstacle - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for hang-up in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 2: an emotional preoccupation - [noun denoting cognition]

(hang-up is a kind of ...) an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

(hang-up is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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