Translation of "hang" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /hæŋ/ us /hæŋ/ present participle hanging, past tense and past participle hung

B1 to fasten something so that the top part is fixed but the lower part is free to move, or to be held in this way

colgar, estar colgado
He hung his coat on the hook behind the door.
A gold necklace hung around her neck.

to kill someone by putting a rope around their neck and making them drop

noun uk /hæŋ/ us /hæŋ/
get the hang of something

to gradually learn how to do or use something

cogerle el truco a algo

(Translation of “hang” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /hӕŋ/ (past tense, past participle hung /haŋ/)

to put or fix, or to be put or fixed, above the ground eg by a hook

We’ll hang the picture on that wall
The picture is hanging on the wall.

to fasten (something), or to be fastened, at the top or side so that it can move freely but cannot fall

colgar, pender
A door hangs by its hinges.

(past tense, past participle hanged) to kill, or to be killed, by having a rope put round the neck and being allowed to drop

colgar, ahorcar
Murderers used to be hanged in the United Kingdom, but no-one hangs for murder now.

(often with downor out) to be bending, drooping or falling downwards

colgar; caer
The dog’s tongue was hanging out
Her hair was hanging down.

to bow (one’s head)

inclinar, bajar
He hung his head in shame.
hanger noun

(usually coathanger) a shaped metal, wooden or plastic frame with a hook on which jackets, dresses etc are hung up

a wire coathanger.
hanging noun

the (act of) killing a criminal by hanging

ejecución en la horca, ahorcadura
He was sentenced to death by hanging.
hangings noun plural

curtains or material hung on walls for decoration

colgaduras, tapices
wall hangings.
hang-glider noun

a simple aircraft without an engine consisting of a frame covered with cloth that looks like a large kite. You hang under it and control it by moving your body.

ala delta

someone who flies using a hang-glider.

ala delta
hangman noun (plural hangmen)

a man whose job it is to hang criminals.

hangover noun

the unpleasant after effects of having had too much alcohol

He woke up with a hangover.
get the hang of

to learn or begin to understand how to do (something)

cogerle el tranquillo a algo
It may seem difficult at first, but you’ll get the hang of it after a few weeks.
hang about/around phrasal verb

to stand around, doing nothing

holgazanear, haraganear
I don’t like to see all these youths hanging about (street-corners).

to be close to (a person) frequently

ir detrás de, rondar a alguien
I don’t want you hanging around my daughter.
hang back phrasal verb

to hesitate or be unwilling

The soldiers all hung back when the sergeant asked for volunteers.
hang in the balance

to be in doubt

ser dudoso
The success of this project is hanging in the balance.
hang on phrasal verb

to wait

Will you hang on a minute – I’m not quite ready.

(often with to) to hold

agarrarse a, aferrarse a
Hang on to that rope.

to keep; to retain

agarrarse a
He likes to hang on to his money.
hang together phrasal verb

to agree or be consistent

sostenerse, ser consistente
His statements just do not hang together.
hang up phrasal verb

to hang (something) on something

Hang up your coat on one of those pegs.

(often with on) to put the receiver back after a telephone conversation

I tried to talk to her, but she hung up (on me).
She hung the picture up.The murderer was hanged.

(Translation of “hang” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)