Translation of descolgar in English:

descolgar

to take down, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (cuadro/cortina) to take down
  • 2

    (teléfono) to pick up
    dejar el teléfono descolgado to leave the phone off the hook

intransitive verb

  • 1

    lo dejó sonar dos veces antes de descolgar he let it ring twice before he picked it up / answered it

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (por una cuerda)
    to lower oneself
  • 2

    (en una carrera)
    to pull away
    to break away
    se descolgó del grupo en la última vuelta he pulled away from the group on the last lap
  • 3informal

    (dejar caer)
    descolgarse con algo
    • a último momento se descolgó con que no podía venir at the last minute he suddenly announced that he couldn't come
    • se descolgaron con un 20% de aumento en las tarifas they unexpectedly put fares up by 20%