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Spanish translation of “hang”

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
colgar
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
percha
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.
verdugo
hangover noun the unpleasant after effects of having had too much alcohol
resaca
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
vacilar
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
esperar
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
colgar
Hang up your coat on one of those pegs.
(often with on) to put the receiver back after a telephone conversation
colgar
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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