pender

pender(
pehn
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dehr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be suspended)
a. to hang
Las nuevas farolas penden de un cable que atraviesa la calle.The new lights hang from a cable that crosses the street.
2. (to loom; used with "sobre")
a. to hang over
La posibilidad de que le den pena de prisión pende sobre su cabeza.The threat of a prison sentence hangs over his head.
3. (to be dependent on; used with "de")
a. to depend on
La diputada es consciente de que su futuro político pende del resultado de la segunda ronda de votación.The deputy realizes that her political future depends on the result of the second round of voting.
4. (legal)
a. to be pending
La solicitud del acusado fue denegada y ahora pende un recurso ante el tribunal de apelación.The defendant's request was denied and an appeal is now pending before the court of appeals.
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pender
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (colgar)
a. to hang
2. (fig)
a.
pender de un hiloto be hanging by a thread
3. (amenaza)
a.
pender sobreto hang over
4. (sentencia)
a. to be pending
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pender
intransitive verb
1 (colgar) to hang;de, en from;sobre over
la amenaza que pende sobre nosotros the threat hanging over us
2 (Jur) to be pending
3 (depender) to depend;de on
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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