hung /adj./ [from `hung up'] Equivalent to wedged, but
more common at Unix/C sites. Not generally used of people.
Syn. with locked up, wedged; compare hosed. See
also hang. A hung state is distinguished from crashed or
down, where the program or system is also unusable but because
it is not running rather than because it is waiting for something.
However, the recovery from both situations is often the same.
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