Definition of hung in English:

hung

verb

  • past and past participle of hang

adjective

  • 1(of an elected body) having no political party with an overall majority.

    ‘a hung parliament’
    ‘in a hung council, his vote would be eagerly sought by either party’
    • ‘Warwickshire on the other hand has remained a hung council, with no overall majority.’
    • ‘There is no doubt that the voters wanted to shake up the status quo and they have done this by creating what is almost a hung parliament.’
    • ‘For any of the major parties to gain outright control of the hung council, it would require a major swing in votes.’
    • ‘The markets will have been relieved that the election did not result in a hung parliament, as they hate uncertainty.’
    • ‘If repeated nationwide, this swing would produce a hung parliament.’
    1. 1.1(of a jury) unable to agree on a verdict.
      • ‘The first trial resulted in a hung jury, the jury couldn't reach a unanimous decision.’
      • ‘Was there a correlation between particular kinds of cases, and hung juries?’
      • ‘Nine of the twelve jurors voted to acquit them, and the judge declared a hung jury.’
      • ‘This trial in fact, as a matter of record in this Court, was a retrial following a hung jury.’
      • ‘In his first trial there was a hung jury, but in the second he was found guilty.’
  • 2informal Emotionally confused or disturbed.

    ‘people are hung up in all sorts of ways’
    confused, at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, muddled, perplexed
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    1. 2.1Obsessed with or worried about.
      ‘guys are so hung up about the way they look’
      • ‘I don't get too hung up about business, I don't take it that seriously.’
      • ‘Some parents get a little too hung up about how their kids perform on the field.’
      • ‘As a society, we're all too hung up about weight anyway.’
      • ‘It's really not something I'd get hung up about.’
      • ‘It's funny that, while we don't even know what intelligence is, we still get hung up about it, just like all of our little physical insecurities.’
      • ‘Colors were a bit flat, but overall had a nice tonality to them - deep browns and blacks, a bit shadowy in interior scenes, but nothing to get hung up about.’
      • ‘For me, a better life would be a world where musicians are really appreciated and people don't get so hung up about being cool.’
      • ‘Maybe I should not get so hung up about having to finish something.’
      • ‘Travis just smiled and said, ‘I told you were hung up about a girl.’’
      • ‘Mum was very hung up about sex and men in general and said I really shouldn't have sex until I was married.’
      • ‘I've known Tyler since ninth grade, and I've never seen him so hung up about a girl.’
      • ‘While rolling his eyes, he scoffed, ‘You aren't still hung up about that are you?’
      • ‘Bloggers who get hung up over audience size are still thinking in mass-media terms.’
      • ‘I've tried not to get hung up about it, because I'm not an impersonator, so for me, it's all just the fun of it.’
      • ‘I was encouraged to concentrate on my delivery and perfect my technique rather than get hung up about the jack or bowl.’
      • ‘Rocky wasn't really hung up about fashion, but these uniforms were bad.’
      • ‘To make such judgements, you need knowledge of the past - but don't get hung up about it.’
      • ‘But next time you get hung up about any of this, remember that time might change this relationship anyway.’
      • ‘‘Tell me what you were so hung up about,’ she said, turning to face him.’
      • ‘‘We are deeply hung up about what we look like, about what we eat, about what we can and cannot change about ourselves,’ she says.’
  • 3informal [predicative] Used in similes to refer to the size of a man's genitals.

    ‘he's hung like a horse’

Pronunciation:

hung

/hʌŋ/