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Spanish translation of “hang”


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 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 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 The dog’s tongue was hanging out Her hair was hanging down. to bow (one’s head) 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. wall hangings. hangman noun 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 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 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 to wait Will you hang on a minute – I’m not quite ready. (often with to) to hold Hang on to that rope. to keep; to retain He likes to hang on to his money. hang together to agree or be consistent His statements just do not hang together. hang up to hang (something) on something Hang up your coat in the cupboard. (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.
(Definition of hang from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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