■ hang on

■ hang on
A v. i. + avv.
1 rimanere appeso; (di uno scalatore) restare in parete
2 (di un raffreddore, ecc.) durare
3 (fam.) continuare (a fare qc.); perseverare; tenere duro (fam.): to hang on for (o like) grim death, aggrapparsi con tutte le proprie forze; (fig.) tener duro, non mollare; Hang on a little longer, tieni duro ancora un po'!
4 (fam.) aspettare; trattenersi: Hang on a minute!, aspetta un attimo!
5 (fam., telef.) restare in linea: Hang on, please!, resti in linea, la prego!
B v. i. + prep.
1 stare attaccato, aggrapparsi a: to hang on sb.'s arm, stare attaccato al braccio di q.; to hang on a cable, aggrapparsi a un cavo
2 tenere stretto: Will you hang on to this end of the rope until I've fastened it?, vuoi tenere stretto questo capo della fune finché non l'ho fissata?
3 pendere da (fig.): to hang on sb.'s lips (o words o every word) pendere dalle labbra di q.; ascoltare q. con grande attenzione
4 dipendere da: The survival of the tribe hung on the maize crop, la sopravvivenza della tribù dipendeva dal raccolto del granturco
5 (fam.) stare attaccato a (o alle sottane di)
6 (fam. spec. USA) attribuire, dare la colpa di (qc.) a (q.): The police hung the murder on him, la polizia gli diede la colpa dell'omicidio.

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