languish

languish(
lahng
-
gwihsh
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to lose vitality)
a. languidecer
Colonel Thomas was captured by the enemy four years ago and has been languishing in a cell ever since.El coronel Thomas fue capturado por el enemigo hace cuatro años y ha estado languideciendo en una celda desde entonces.
Paula languished in a hospital bed for months while her family prayed for her recovery.Paula languidecía en una cama de hospital por meses mientras que su familia oraba para su recuperación.
b. consumirse
The grapes languished on the vine because there weren't enough farm workers to harvest them.Las uvas se consumían en la vid porque no había suficientes trabajadores agrícolas para cosecharlas.
c. pudrirse
He languished for months in jail before his trial because he didn't have money for bail.Se pudrió durante meses en la cárcel antes de su juicio porque no tenía el dinero para la fianza.
2. (to undergo neglect)
a. caer en el olvido
Her poems languished for years until modern scholars rediscovered them.Sus poemas cayeron en el olvido durante años hasta que los eruditos modernos los redescubrieron.
b. quedar olvidado
The photograph of my great-great-grandfather languished in a closet for years.La fotografía de mi tatarabuelo quedó olvidada en un clóset durante años.
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languish
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. languidecer
to languish in prisonpudrirse en la cárcel
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languish [ˈlæŋɡwɪʃ]
intransitive verb
1 (pine) languidecer; consumirse
2 (in prison) pudrirse
the results of her research languished for years before action was taken los resultados de su investigación cayeron en el olvido durante años antes de que se tomaran medidas; they are languishing at the bottom of the second division están pasando sus horas más bajas en los últimos puestos de la segunda división
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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