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Translation of "hang" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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