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  • v. To put up to hang
  • v. To terminate a telephone call

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put a telephone receiver back in its cradle
  • v. cause to be hanging or suspended
  • v. interrupt a telephone conversation


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  • So Peter, whose New York acquaintances were limited to Watts and four other collegians, the Pierces and their fashionables, and a civil engineer originally from his native town, had decided that the way to go about it was to get an office, hang up a sign, and wait for clients.

    The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him

  • Der Mary Rebecca yust hang up on efery mud-bank with that hook.

    Charley's Coup

  • Miss Mary has been busy making a curtain to hang up in our room in case Mr. Robt.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • Right after they hang up on me, I write another opening paragraph, get turned off, do some carbloading, get energized, blog about meditation and how it helps keep one centered, so that one not me, obviously can stay focused when writing, then I lose interest in that and check my Facebook page.

    Roseanne Archy

  • The night before, as Richard helped Ishaq lug the load into the warehouse, Nicci had used a light rope Richard had in his pack, stringing it between racks so she could hang up their wet things.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • Thence to Mr. de Cretz, and there saw some good pieces that he hath copyed of the King's pieces, some of Raphael and Michael Angelo; and I have borrowed an Elizabeth of his copying to hang up in my house, and sent it home by Will.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1662

  • She was therefore secretly much annoyed when the Meryons presumed to hang up bells in their new home.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • The phone would still be ringing at Dessusdelit's, and with the receiver gone, it was unlikely that anyone would come along and hang up our public phone.

    The Empress File

  • The mother-daughter talks we have are soul-satisfying and healing, though I must admit, I always try to hang up right before the subject changes and she starts recounting which of her friends has the lupus now.

    Roseanne Archy

  • He could call the number and then hang up — or ask to speak to Ronald Frobnitz.

    The Cat Who Came To Breakfast


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