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hang / colgar
 
hang   [hæŋ]
hung   past tense   past participle
A. -transitive verb
1. (=suspend)
[+coat, curtains]   colgar
[+picture]   (on wall)   colgar   (as exhibit)   exponer
[+washing]   tender
[+wallpaper]   pegar
[+door]   colocar   (culinary, cooking )
[+game]   manir
·he hung the rope over the side of the boat
·colgó la cuerda de la borda del barco
·are you any good at hanging wallpaper?
·¿se te da bien empapelar?
a. to hang one'noun [head]   bajar or agachar la cabeza
·he hung his head in shame
·bajó or agachó la cabeza avergonzado
peg  
2. (=decorate)   adornar
·the walls were hung [with] tapestries
·las paredes estaban adornadas con tapices
·trees hung with lights
·árboles adornados con luces
3. hanged   past tense   past participle
3.1. [+criminal]   ahorcar
·he was hanged, [drawn] and [quartered]
·lo ahorcaron, destriparon y descuartizaron
·to hang [o.noun.]
·ahorcarse
a. I might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb   si me van a castigar que sea por algo gordo,   de perdidos al río
3.2.   *
(=damn)
·hang the expense!
·¡al diablo (con) los gastos!
·hang [it] (all) !
·¡qué demonios!
·I'll [be] hanged if I know!
·¡que me aspen or maten si lo nouné!
4. (United States)
(=turn)
·hang a right here
·gira or dobla or tuerce a la derecha aquí
5. (=hold)
fire  
B. -intransitive verb
1. (=be suspended)   colgar
a. a light-bulb was hanging [from] the ceiling =   una bombilla colgaba del techo
·I was hanging from the ledge by my fingertips
·estaba colgado de la cornisa sujeto por la punta de los dedos
b. his portrait hangs [in] the National Gallery =   su retrato está expuesto en la National Gallery
c. let your arms hang [loose] at your sides =   deje los brazos sueltos or caídos
·hang loose!
(United States)   *   (figurative)   ¡tranqui! *,   ¡relativeájate!
d. your coat is hanging [on] the hook =   tu abrigo está colgado en el perchero
·a picture hanging on the wall
·un cuadro colgado en la pared
e. and thereby hangs a tale   pero eso es harina de otro costal
thread  
2. (=be positioned)
a. to hang [open]: the door hung open
(=not closed)   la puerta estaba abierta
(=partly off hinges)   la puerta estaba encajada
·her mouth hung open in surprise
·se quedó boquiabierta
b. to hang [out of] the window
[person]   asomarse por la ventana
[thing]   colgar de la ventana
c. I can't work with you hanging [over] me like that =   no puedo trabajar contigo pendiente de todo lo que hago
3. (=flow)
[rope, garment, hair]   caer
a. her hair hangs [down] her back =   el pelo le cae por la espalda
b. it'noun a fabric that hangs [well] =   es una tela que tiene muy buena caída
4. hanged   past tense   past participle
(=be hanged)
[criminal]   morir en la horca
·he'll hang for it
·lo ahorcaránoun por esto
5. (=hover)
[fog]   flotar
a. his breath hung [in] the icy air =   su aliento flotaba en el aire helado
·the hawk hung motionless in the sky
·el halcónoun se cernía inmóvil en el cielo
b. the threat hanging [over] us =   la amenaza que se cierne sobre nosotros
·a question mark hangs over many of their futures
·se cierne un or una interrogante sobre el porvenir de muchos de ellos
6. to go hang   *   pudrirse *
·he can go hang as far as I'masculine concerned
·por masculineí que se pudra
b. to hang tough (on/for something)
(United States)   mantenerse firme (en algo/para conseguir algo)
·she hung tough despite the pressure
·pese a las presiones no dio su brazo a torcer
C. -noun
1. [of garment]   caída (f)
2. to [get] the hang of something   *   coger el tranquillo a algo *
·I'll never get the hang of this oven
·nunca aprenderé a usar este horno,   nunca le cogeré el tranquillo a este horno
b. I don't give or care a hang   *   me importa un comino *
 
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