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English verb: hang up

1. hang up (contact) put a telephone receiver back in its cradle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)put back, replace

2. hang up (contact) cause to be hanging or suspended

SamplesHang that picture on the wall.

ExamplesThey hang up the lights from the ceiling


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

Narrower (hyponym)sling, suspend


Verb grouphang

3. hang up (change) interrupt a telephone conversation

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)break off, break short, cut short

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