to hang up (the phone): to end a telephone call
Please hang up and try again later.
to hang up on someone to impolitely end a telephone call
To hang is to "attach" or "suspend" something:
Hang up your clothes.
This is an irregular verb:
I hang up / I hung up / I have hung up
to pick up (the phone): to answer (the phone)
Why didn't you pick up the phone?
Please hold (on): Please wait for a moment (on the phone)
I'll put you on hold. I'm looking for your correspondent, please wait.
UK: Why did you hang up on me when I phoned you?
US: I hung up because I got bored of the conversation.
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