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hang on

Translation of hang on in French:

  • 1 1.1
    [informal]
    (wait) hang on, I've a better idea
    attends, j'ai une meilleure idée
    (on phone) See examples: can you hang on a minute?
    voulez-vous attendre une minute?
    1.2
    [informal]
    (survive)
    (informal)
    he hung on for another five years
    il a tenu cinq ans de plus
    hang on in there (informal)!
    tiens bon, accroche-toi (informal)!
  • 2 hang on [something ] 2.1 (depend on) we must win—everything hangs on it
    il faut que nous gagnions—tout en dépend
    2.2 (listen attentively) See examples: to hang on somebody's words ou every word
    être pendu aux lèvres de quelqu'un
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