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hang on

Translation of hang on in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb 1.1 (wait) can you hang on? I'll get a pencil
    (espera) un momentito, voy a buscar un lápiz
    to keep somebody hanging on
    hacer esperar a alguien
    the endings are designed to keep you hanging on until the next episode
    los finales están pensados para tenerte en suspenso hasta el próximo episodio
    where's the toilet? I can't hang on any longer
    ¿dónde está el baño? ¡ya no aguanto más!
    1.2 (keep hold)to hang on (to something)hang on tight or you'll fall off
    agárrate fuerte, que si no te caes
    he hung on to my arm and wouldn't let go
    me tenía agarrada del brazo y no me soltaba
    she tried to take the toy away, but he hung on to it
    le quiso quitar el juguete pero se aferró a él
    you hang on to this end of the rope
    tú sostén esta punta de la cuerda
    1.3to hang on to something (keep) [colloquial]she only offered me $25 for the pair, so I decided to hang on to them
    me ofreció solo $25 por los dos, así que decidí quedarme con ellos
    hang on to the receipt
    conserva or guarda el recibo
    she hung on to her ideals in spite of everything
    se mantuvo fiel a sus ideales a pesar de todo
    1.4 (maintain one's position) See examples: she hung on to win the race
    siguió adelante y ganó la carrera
    if we can hang on for another month, we'll be over the worst of it
    si podemos aguantar or resistir otro mes, ya habrá pasado lo peor
  • 2verb + preposition + object (depend on)
    (outcome/decision)
    depender de
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