Spanish translation of 'hang on'
intransitive verb + preposition
she hung on his arm iba agarrada de su brazo
▪ idiom: to hang on sb's every word, hang on sb's words estar pendiente de todo lo que dice algn ⧫ no perder detalle de lo que dice algn
2. (= depend on) depender de
everything hangs on his decision todo depende de su decisión
everything hangs on whether he saw her or not todo depende de si la vio o no
intransitive verb + adverbSee also hang
1. (= grip, hold)
to hang on (to sth) agarrarse (a or de algo)
hang on to the branch agárrate a or de la rama
hang on tight agárrate fuerte
▪ idiom: to hang on (to sth) for dear life agarrarse (a algo) como si fuera la vida en ello
2. (informal) (= wait) esperar
hang on a minute! ¡espera (un momento)!
could you hang on, please? (Telecommunications) no cuelgue, por favor
to keep sb hanging on hacer esperar a algn ⧫ tener a algn esperando
3. (= hold out) aguantar
he managed to hang on till help came consiguió aguantar hasta que llegó ayuda
United hung on to take the cup el United aguantó el tipo y ganó la copa
hang on in there! (informal) ¡aguanta!
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Example Sentences Including 'hang on'
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Fear began to overwhelm her again, and she struggled to hang on.TIES THAT BIND (2003)
She looked as if she might have a job to hang on to him with just her natural beauty.INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
The few paltry heirlooms my mother had struggled so hard to hang on to.THE TOUCH OF INNOCENTS
Scott-Hughes said we'd have no more than an hour's head start so hang on and enjoy the ride.CORMORANT
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'hang on' in Other Languages
British English: hang on /hæŋ ɒn/ VERB
If you ask someone to hang on, you mean you want them to wait for a moment.
Hang on a second. I'll come with you.
- American English: hang on
- Arabic: يَنْتَظِرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: esperar
- Chinese: 坚持
- Croatian: pričekati
- Czech: počkat
- Danish: vente
- Dutch: even wachten
- European Spanish: esperar
- Finnish: odottaa
- French: attendre
- German: warten
- Greek: περιμένω
- Italian: restare in attesa
- Japanese: そのまま待つ
- Korean: 기다리다
- Norwegian: vente litt
- Polish: czepić się
- European Portuguese: esperar
- Romanian: a aștepta
- Russian: подождать
- Spanish: esperar aguardar
- Swedish: klamra sig fast
- Thai: คอย
- Turkish: beklemek
- Ukrainian: чекати
- Vietnamese: kiên trì
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Translation of hang on from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary