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
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. 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.
› someone who flies using a hang-glider.
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
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
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
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.