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Translation of "hang" - English-Spanish dictionary

hang

verb   /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 ahorcar
→  Phrasal verbs hang about/around , hang around , hang back , hang onto something , hang on , hang out , hang up , hang something up
noun   /hæŋ/
get the hang of something
to gradually learn how to do or use something cogerle el truco a algo
(Definition of hang from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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