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1Hang from a hook, hanger, etc.‘his good shirt's ironed and hanging up’
- ‘A few hours later the dress clothes were hung up and they were lying happily in each others arms.’
- ‘The jacket is hanging up on the coat rack - if I can discreetly snap a picture of it, I'll post it up.’
- ‘Your jacket is hanging up on my bedroom door by the way!’
- ‘It's only 2pm now and my standard-issue jacket is already hanging up for the day on the hook in the bedsit.’
- ‘I found that there were already 3 bras hanging up on a peg.’
- ‘Her favorite dress was hanging up perfectly pressed ready for her to put on.’
2End a telephone conversation by cutting the connection.
- ‘The technician asks the person to carry out a simple test using the dialling buttons on their telephone and then hang up.’
- ‘Leon hung up and remained still a moment, inside the booth.’
- ‘I don't want to have to hang up in the middle of a great conversation with my best friend.’
- ‘She thought to leave him a message explaining her position but when the opportunity presented itself she just hung up.’
- ‘She quickly excused herself from her conversation, hanging up a moment later.’
- ‘The phone rang and she answered it, holding a short conversation in Spanish before hanging up.’
- ‘Presently, she hung up and shifted her gaze back to the blonde girl on the other side of the desk, trying to frame words that would break the impasse.’
- ‘So I told him to hang up and let us restart the conversation and give me an opportunity to give the required responses.’
- ‘He hangs up, and moments later answers a call from his wife.’
- ‘Derek claims staff were told to terminate telephone calls from him and hang up when he tried to contact them.’
- 2.1End a telephone conversation with (someone) by abruptly cutting the connection.
- ‘That's how the conversation ends; I just hang up on him as if our conversation held no importance to me.’
- ‘This crazy old lady started calling constantly because I dared have an opinion and then I kept hanging up on her, but after about seven or eight calls, she gave up for the night.’
- ‘It's pretty hard getting a good read on the public's opinion when people keep hanging up on you.’
- ‘I studiously avoid poll takers waiting to ambush me at train stations and supermarkets, and I hang up on telephone surveys.’
- ‘After hanging up on her I walked from my hotel room to the main street in the small town in New Hampshire where we were filming and recast Kirsten's role with the first girl that I saw on the street.’
- ‘If she hadn't already been mad at me over our phone conversation, hanging up on her had certainly done the trick.’
- ‘I am not here to take abuse from you, and if you continue to do so, I will not hesitate in hanging up on you.’
- ‘I hang up on my wildly ecstatic literary agent rather abruptly and retrieve my morning paper from the coffee table before me.’
- ‘I ask her to at least tell me why she's mad at me and she says, ‘I'm sorry, I can't,’ and hangs up on me.’
- ‘He told me at one point that he was mad at me for hanging up on him; I told him that I had repeatedly said I was too busy to talk and hung up again.’
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