Definition of hung in English:


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Pronunciation: /hʌŋ
past and past participle of hang


  • 1(Of an elected body in the UK and Canada) having no political party with an overall majority: a hung parliament
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    • There is no doubt that the voters wanted to shake up the status quo and they have done this by creating what is almost a hung parliament.
    • If repeated nationwide, this swing would produce a hung parliament.
    • The markets will have been relieved that the election did not result in a hung parliament, as they hate uncertainty.
  • 1.1(Of a jury) unable to agree on a verdict.
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    • This trial in fact, as a matter of record in this Court, was a retrial following a hung jury.
    • Was there a correlation between particular kinds of cases, and hung juries?
    • The first trial resulted in a hung jury, the jury couldn't reach a unanimous decision.
  • 2 (hung up) • informal Emotionally confused or disturbed: people are hung up in all sorts of ways
  • 2.1 (hung up about/on) Obsessed with or worried about: guys are so hung up about the way they look
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    • ‘We are deeply hung up about what we look like, about what we eat, about what we can and cannot change about ourselves,’ she says.
    • While rolling his eyes, he scoffed, ‘You aren't still hung up about that are you?
    • ‘Tell me what you were so hung up about,’ she said, turning to face him.
  • 3 [predic.] informal Used in similes to refer to the size of a man’s genitals: he’s hung like a horse
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    • At my age, you can either have a moral high horse or you can have sex so unless that high horse is hung like one, I'm easy.
    • Not that these things matter, of course, but he was hung like a horse.

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