hang up

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hang up(
heyng
 
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to put the phone down)
a. colgar
He wouldn't listen to what I was saying, so in the end I lost my patience and hung up on him.No quería escuchar lo que decía así que, al final, perdí la paciencia y le colgué.
b. cortar (Southern Cone)
It was only after I'd hung up that I realized I hadn't given her my number.Justo después de cortar me di cuenta de que no le había dado mi número.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to suspend)
a. colgar
She hung up her coat in the hall and went into the living room.Colgó su abrigo en el vestíbulo y entró a la sala de estar.
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hang up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (suspend; hat, picture)
a. colgar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (on telephone)
a. colgar
to h up on somebodycolgarle (el teléfono) a alguien
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hang up
transitive verb
1 [+coat] colgar
some prisoners climbed onto the roof and hung up a banner
to hang up one's boots colgar las botas
he announced he was hanging up his boots for good anunció que colgaba las botas para siempre
2
to be hung up on sth estar obsesionado por algo; I've never been hung up on material things nunca me han obsesionado las cosas materiales
my image is not something I'm hung up on
to be hung up on sb estar colado por algn
3 (Telec) [+receiver] colgar
I hung up the phone
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (be suspended) estar colgado
his hat was hanging up in the hall su sombrero estaba colgado en la entrada
2 (Telec) colgar
don't hang up! ¡no cuelgues!; to hang up on sb colgar a algn
he said he'd call again and hung up on me
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