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hang something up

Definition of hang something up in English:

1Hang something on a hook: Jamie hung up our jackets
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  • I just followed the others through the front door and hung my backpack up on a hook.
  • He dragged out a punching bag and hung it up on a hook in the corner.
  • I slipped out of my dress and hung it up on a hook attached to the back of the door.
1.1 informal Cease or retire from the activity associated with the garment or object specified: the midfielder has finally decided to hang up his boots
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  • But arguably, for the club's sake, he should have hung his boots up a few seasons ago.
  • Nick is looking forward to a great day and will probably hang his boots up after the match.
  • She has many more years of cutting, colouring and styling before she hangs up her scissors.
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