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hung

 (hŭng)
v.
Past tense and a past participle of hang. See Usage Note at hang.
adj.
1. Vulgar Slang Having large genitals. Used of a male.
2. Slang
a. Anxious; nervous.
b. Overly involved or preoccupied; hung up.

hung

(hʌŋ)
vb
(Phonetics & Phonology) the usual past tense and past participle of hang
adj
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. (of a legislative assembly) not having a party with a working majority: a hung parliament.
b. unable to reach a decision: a hung jury.
c. (of a situation) unable to be resolved
2. hung over hungover informal suffering from the effects of a hangover
3. hung up slang
a. impeded by some difficulty or delay
b. in a state of confusion; emotionally disturbed
4. hung up on slang obsessively or exclusively interested in: he's hung up on modern art these days.
Usage: For most senses of hang the past tense and past participle is hung: I hung the curtains; he had hung the new painting on the wall. However, when the meaning is 'to suspend or be suspended by the neck until dead', the past tense and past participle is hanged: the traitors were hanged; they had hanged him at dawn. This form is also used in the idiom I'll be hanged

hung

(hʌŋ)

v.
1. pt. and past part. of hang.
adj.
2. Slang: Usu. Vulgar. (of a male) having large genitals.
Idioms:
1. hung over, suffering from a hangover.
2. hung up, Slang.
a. detained unavoidably.
b. stymied or baffled by a problem.
c. Also, hung-up. beset by psychological problems.
3. hung up on, Slang.
a. obsessed by: a clerk hung up on petty details.
b. infatuated with.
usage: See hang.

Hung.

1. Also, Hung Hungarian.
2. Hungary.
Translations
colgadovergón
gantung
behengtopphengtvelutstyrt
pulos

hung

pret, ptp of hang
adj (inf: sexually) the way he’s hungwie er ausgestattet ist (inf); to be hung like a muleein Riesengehänge haben (inf)

hung

[hʌŋ]
1. pt, pp of hang
2. adj a hung juryuna giuria divisa (sul verdetto)

hang

(hӕŋ) past tense, past participle hung (haŋ) verb
1. to put or fix, or to be put or fixed, above the ground eg by a hook. We'll hang the picture on that wall; The picture is hanging on the wall.
2. to fasten (something), or to be fastened, at the top or side so that it can move freely but cannot fall. A door hangs by its hinges.
3. (past tense, past participle hanged) to kill, or to be killed, by having a rope put round the neck and being allowed to drop. Murderers used to be hanged in the United Kingdom, but no-one hangs for murder now.
4. (often with down or out) to be bending, drooping or falling downwards. The dog's tongue was hanging out; Her hair was hanging down.
5. to bow (one's head). He hung his head in shame.
ˈhanger noun
(usually ˈcoat-hanger) a shaped metal, wooden or plastic frame with a hook on which jackets, dresses etc are hung up.
ˈhanging noun
the (act of) killing a criminal by hanging.
ˈhangings noun plural
curtains or material hung on walls for decoration.
ˈhangman noun
a man whose job it is to hang criminals.
ˈhangover noun
the unpleasant after effects of having had too much alcohol. He woke up with a hangover.
get the hang of
to learn or begin to understand how to do (something). It may seem difficult at first, but you'll get the hang of it after a few weeks.
hang about/around
1. to stand around, doing nothing. I don't like to see all these youths hanging about (street-corners).
2. to be close to (a person) frequently. I don't want you hanging around my daughter.
hang back
to hesitate or be unwilling. The soldiers all hung back when the sergeant asked for volunteers.
hang in the balance
to be in doubt. The success of this project is hanging in the balance.
hang on
1. to wait. Will you hang on a minute – I'm not quite ready.
2. (often with to) to hold. Hang on to that rope.
3. to keep; to retain. He likes to hang on to his money.
hang together
to agree or be consistent. His statements just do not hang together.
hang up
1. to hang (something) on something. Hang up your coat in the cupboard.
2. (often with on) to put the receiver back after a telephone conversation. I tried to talk to her, but she hung up (on me).

She hung the picture up.
The murderer was hanged.

hung

pret & pp de hang
References in classic literature ?
It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
Strange, hideous accusations fell from his loose- hung lips.
All right," Tom finally answered, as he hung the receiver up, "I'll be here," and then he turned to Ned, whose curiosity had been growing with the telephone talk, and remarked:
Grandmother called my attention to a stout hickory cane, tipped with copper, which hung by a leather thong from her belt.
A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over:
Gayer sallies, more merry mirth, better jokes, and brighter repartees, you never heard over your mahogany, than you will hear over the half-inch white cedar of the whale-boat, when thus hung in hangman's nooses; and, like the six burghers of Calais before King Edward, the six men composing the crew pull into the jaws of death, with a halter around every neck, as you may say.
But pretty much all of him was hidden under his outside garment, which of course was of chain mail, as I said, and hung straight from his shoulders to his ankles; and from his middle to the bottom, both before and behind, was divided, so that he could ride and let the skirts hang down on each side.
The first light we see we'll land a hundred yards below it or above it, in a place where it's a good hiding-place for you and the skiff, and then I'll go and fix up some kind of a yarn, and get somebody to go for that gang and get them out of their scrape, so they can be hung when their time comes.
He hired a small office down in the town and hung out a tin sign with these words on it:
Lord, I hear 'em say he's the bloodiest looking villain in this country, and they won- der he wasn't ever hung before.
E'en let them do as they are permitted,'' said Wamba; ``I trust no disparagement to your birth that the son of Witless may hang in a chain with as much gravity as the chain hung upon his ancestor the alderman.
On the walls hung a few engravings, relics of the mother, who had known the glories of the old Opera in the Rue le Peletier; portraits of Vestris, Gardel, Dupont, Bigottini.