intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- [literary/literario] languidecer*, consumirse; (in prison) pudrirse* the information is languishing in a drawer la información está archivada en un cajón to languish
forsth suspirar poralgo [literary/literario] he languished for her love suspiraba por su amor [literary/literario] the languishing tones of the flute el tono lánguido de la flauta she gave a languishing sigh suspiró lánguidamenteMore example sentences
- According to official figures, around 250,000 old appliances will be languishing in storage by the end of the year because of an EU directive demanding the safe disposal of the harmful chemicals they contain.
- They were eager to unearth every scrap of information, many having high hopes that they were related to someone rich and famous with an unclaimed fortune languishing in a long-forgotten bank account just begging to be collected.
- Supporters of democracy must firmly challenge that dangerous illusion and remind the world of the dissidents languishing in Cuban jails, many of whom have become seriously ill after being confined for long periods in dank cells.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.