■ hang up

■ hang up
A v. t. + avv.
1 appendere; attaccare: Hang up your coat!, appendi il cappotto!
2 (fam.; di solito, al passivo) rimandare; rinviare; sospendere: The negotiations have been hung up, i negoziati sono stati rinviati
3 (fam. Austral.) attaccare, legare (il cavallo)
B v. i. + avv.
(telef.) mettere giù (il ricevitore); riattaccare; riagganciare □ (USA) to hang it up, piantarla (fam.); ritirarsi, andare in pensione; rinunciare a fare qc.; lasciar perdere □ (calcio) to hang up one's boots, appendere le scarpe al chiodo □ (fig. fam.) to hang up one's hat, ritirarsi dall'attività; cessare l'attività □ to hang up on sb., sbattere giù il telefono a q.; riattaccare bruscamente □ to get hung up, subire un ritardo, essere ritardato: Sorry, we got hung up in traffic, scusate, siamo stati ritardati dal traffico.

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