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hang-up

(hăng′ŭp′)
n. Informal
1. A psychological or emotional difficulty or inhibition.
2. An obstacle to smooth progress or development.

hang′-up`

or hang′up`,



n. Slang.
1. a preoccupation, fixation, or psychological block; complex.
2. a source of annoying difficulty or burden.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hang-up - an emotional preoccupation
preoccupation - an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.hang-up - an unforeseen obstaclehang-up - an unforeseen obstacle    
obstacle, obstruction - 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"

hang-up

noun (Informal) preoccupation, thing (informal), problem, block, difficulty, obsession, mania, inhibition, phobia, fixation I don't have any hang-ups about my body.

hang-up

noun
Informal. An exaggerated concern:
Translations

hang-up

[ˈhæŋʌp] N
1. (= problem) → problema m, lío m
2. (= complex) → complejo m (about con)

hang-up

n (inf)Komplex m(about wegen); (= obsession)Fimmel m (inf); he has a hang-up about people smokinger stellt sich furchtbar an, wenn Leute rauchen (inf)

hang-up

[ˈhæŋˌʌp] n (fam) → complesso, ossessione f

hang-up

n. obsesión o problema que irrita.
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