Translation of hang on in Spanish:

hang on

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (wait) esperar can you hang on? I'll get a pencil (espera) un momentito, voy a buscar un lápiz to keep sb hanging on hacer* esperar a algn 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 sth) 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 sth (keep) [colloquial/familiar] 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) 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/verbo + preposición + complemento (depend on) [outcome/decision] depender de
See parent entry: hang

Definition of hang on in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day sigla
f
abbreviation …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.