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Translation of colgar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

also: colgarse verbo pronominal (reflexivo)

  • 2 (agarrarse, suspenderse)colgarse de algote he dicho mil veces que no te cuelgues de ahí
    I've told you a thousand times not to hang off there
    no te cuelgues de mí, estoy cansada
    don't cling on o hang on to me, I'm tired
    se le colgó del cuello y le dio un beso
    he put his arms around her neck and gave her a kiss
    se pasó la tarde colgada del teléfono [familiar]
    she spent all afternoon on the phone
  • 3 (Chile) 3.1 (Telecom)se colgaron al satélite
    they linked up with the satellite
    varios canales se colgaron de la transmisión
    several channels took the broadcast
    3.2 (Electricidad)se cuelgan del suministro eléctrico
    they tap into the electricity supply
Example sentences
  • Y ni qué decir de las fotos que cuelga en Facebook.
  • Mensualmente, estoy escribiendo un artículo breve que cuelgo en la red.
  • A diario, lo colgaban en paredes y postes de electricidad.

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