hang ( hung pt, pp )
→ We hung a few pictures on the walls to cheer the place up.
Mike hung the painting on the wall. Mike a accroché le tableau au mur.
to hang clothes on the line étendre du linge
→ She went out to hang the clothes on the line.
to be hung with
[+pictures, paintings, tapestries] être orné (e) de
→ the walls are hung with pictures
( hanged pt, pp )
→ She was hanged in 1849.
They hanged the criminal. Ils ont pendu le criminel.
to hang o.s. se pendre
→ The prisoner had hanged himself in his cell
to hang one's head in shame baisser la tête de honte
→ I think he should leave politics and hang his head in shame.
→ The Government should hang its head in shame for feebly describing this illegal trial as flawed.
[rope, dangling object] pendre
→ A bare wire hung from the ceiling.
→ a light-bulb hanging from the ceiling
→ streamers hung from the tree branches
→ a cigarette hung from his lip
→ I was hanging by my finger-tips over a drop of hundreds of feet.
Cigar smoke was hanging in the air. De la fumée de cigare flottait dans l'air.
to hang out of the window
[person] se pencher à la fenêtre
→ The children hung out of the window as the procession passed below them.
[picture, painting] être accroché (e)
Her photo hangs over the fireplace. Sa photo est accrochée au-dessus de la cheminée.
[hair, drapery] tomber
to hang loose
→ Her long golden hair hung loose about her shoulders.
→ Let your arms hang loose by your sides.
to hang open
→ The windows were broken, the doors hung open.
[mouth] être grand (e) ouvert (e)
→ She froze, her mouth hanging open.
[clothes, suit] tomber
→ a nice suit, one that hangs well
→ The jacket doesn't hang right.
* to hang in there, to hang on in there tenir le coup, tenir bon
→ You've just got to hang in there
→ I was able to hang in there and beat the great champion
→ I tell him to hang on in there. Don't give up.
n to get the hang of doing sth * prendre le coup de main de qch, prendre le coup de qch once I'd got the hang of it ... une fois que j'avais pris le coup de main, ... → Once you have got the hang of it, you'll be all right.
hang about , hang around
→ He got sick of hanging around waiting for you and went home.
→ hanging around the streets with nothing to do
On Saturdays we hang around in the park. Le samedi nous traînons dans le parc.
hang around →
→ The rest of the children hung back, watching her.
→ I saw him step forward but then hang back, nervously rubbing his hands.
to hang back from doing sth être réticent (e) à faire qch
→ Let your arms hang down free.
→ Loose threads hang down like cobwebs.
Hang on a minute please. Attendez une minute s'il vous plaît.
→ Hang on a minute, I'll come with you.
Hang on a minute, that's not what I meant! Minute, ce n'est pas ce que je voulais dire!
(=depend on) dépendre de
→ Everything hangs on tomorrow's crucial match.
(=hold out) tenir bon
→ He managed to hang on till the police arrived
to hang on sb's every word être suspendu (e) aux lèvres de qn
→ The teacher bent forward in his chair, hanging on Scheindlin's every word.
→ Melina was hanging on his every word, fascinated.
hang on to
[+branch, sb's arm] s'agripper à
→ There's no point in hanging onto old letters.
[+washing] étendre dehors
→ Mrs Poulter was hanging out her washing.
[washing] être suspendu (e) dehors
→ The sheets are hanging out to dry
→ when she's asleep and her tongue hangs out of her mouth
Your shirt's hanging out. Ta chemise dépasse.
to let it all hang out * se laisser aller
[spend time] traîner *
→ We can just hang out and have a good time.
→ Where do you guys hang out?
(=live) crécher *
[argument, story] se tenir
→ The script hangs together nicely.
vi (on telephone)
→ "Thank you. Goodbye." He hung up.
to hang up on sb raccrocher au nez de qn
I tried to explain but he hung up on me. J'ai essayé de lui expliquer, mais il m'a raccroché au nez.
[+coat, clothes] (on hanger)
→ He hung up his shirts and trousers then settled down to read.
→ Howard hung up his scarf on the hook behind the door.
Hang your jacket up on the hook. Accrochez votre veste au portemanteau.
n deltaplane® m
to go hang-gliding faire du deltaplane®
→ I first went hang-gliding at the age of 60.
n complexe m
→ She's got lots of hang-ups.
to have a hang-up about sth [+one's body, appearance] être préoccupé (e) par qch
→ I don't have any hang-ups about my body.
→ I don't have hang-ups about sex, I haven't "chosen" to be single and I'm not obsessed with my career.
→ He has a hang-up about his big hips.
He's got a hang-up about flying. Il a peur de voler.