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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (quantity: approximately) (approssimativamente)circa, grossomodo avv
  all'incirca loc avv
  (informale)più o meno loc avv
 There were about fifteen people in our tour group.
 C'erano circa quindici persone nel nostro gruppo.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: close to, more or less)circa, grossomodo avv
  all'incirca loc avv
  (informale)più o meno loc avv
 I heard a crash at about ten o'clock last night.
 Ho sentito un fragore alle dieci circa di ieri sera.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (on the subject of)su prep
  che parla di, che tratta di, che affronta il tema di
  (formale)che verte intorno a
 I went to the library to look for a book about insects.
be about [sth/sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be on the subject of)trattare di, parlare di, affrontare il tema di vi
 My presentation is about the effects of alcohol. This book is about a king who loses his crown.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (of, concerning)di, su prep
  a proposito di, riguardo a prep
 What do you think about the president's speech?
 Che ne pensi del discorso del presidente?
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." mainly UK (all around)attorno, intorno avv
 She was sitting at her desk, books lying all about.
 Era seduta alla scrivania, libri sparsi tutto attorno.
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." mainly UK (from one spot to another)in giro, da una parte all'altra loc avv
  (informale)di qua e di là, qua e là loc avv
 He was dancing about, waving his lottery ticket in the air.
 Saltellava di gioia da una parte all'altra, sventolando il biglietto della lotteria.
be about to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (on the point of doing)sul punto di fare [qlcs] prep
  (formale)in procinto di fare [qlcs] prep
 I was just about to step into the bath when the doorbell rang.
 Ero sul punto di entrare nella vasca quando hanno suonato alla porta.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
about (UK),
around (US)
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in the opposing direction)indietro avv
  all'indietro loc avv
 He whirled about and saw that his girlfriend was behind him.
 Si voltò indietro e vide che la sua ragazza era proprio dietro di lui.
about (UK),
around (US)
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in circumference)circonferenza nf
 The lake is approximately three miles about.
 Il lago ha una circonferenza di circa tre miglia.
about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (prevalent)in giro, in circolazione loc avv
  nei dintorni, nei paraggi, nelle vicinanze loc avv
 There are lots of cases of the measles about.
 Ci sono molti casi di morbillo in giro.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (of the nature of [sth])di, in prep
  circa prep
 There's something about his voice that makes me nervous.
 C'è qualcosa della sua voce che mi innervosisce.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (surrounding)attorno a, intorno a prep
 There were shots all about us.
 Stavano sparando tutto intorno a noi.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." mainly UK (near to)nei pressi di prep
  vicino a prep
 There are lots of trees about the house and garden.
 Ci sono molti alberi nei pressi della casa e del giardino.
about preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (under control)sotto controllo loc avv
  (figurato, informale)in pugno loc avv
Nota: usually followed by an object pronoun
 He didn't seem to have his wits about him.
 Non sembrava avesse la situazione sotto controllo.
be about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (be present, in the vicinity) (informale: essere presente)esserci in giro, girare vi
 Not many people are about today.
 Oggi non c'è in giro molta gente.
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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (surrounding)attorno a, intorno a prep
 They put a fence around the swimming pool.
 Hanno messo un recinto attorno alla piscina.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in a circle about)attorno a, intorno a prep
 They sat around the table wondering what to do next.
 Stavano seduti attorno alla tavola domandandosi che cosa fare.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in all directions)attorno a, intorno a prep
 There were roads leading off all around the house.
 C'erano strade che partivano tutto attorno alla casa.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with a circular course)intorno a, attorno a prep
  in tondo loc avv
  intorno avv
 The earth turns around on its axis.
 La terra ruota attorno al proprio asse.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with roundabout direction)attorno, intorno prep
 The road goes around to the orchard.
 La strada gira attorno all'orto.
around advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a circuit)traduzione non disponibile
 The crowd watched with excitement as the cars raced around.
around,
also UK: round
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(over: to a certain place)fare visita a vtr
  (far visita)andare da, venire da, passare da vi
  andare a trovare, venire a trovare vi
 She came around to my house. I drove round to the office to pick up some files.
 È venuta a farmi visita a casa.
 Sono passato in ufficio a prendere dei faldoni.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (in, near)in, nei pressi di prep
 Is James around the office somewhere?
 James è qui in ufficio?
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (to various parts of)in giro per prep
 We should go around town and put posters up.
 Dovremmo andare in giro per la città e attaccare dei manifesti.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (centred on)su, circa prep
 The course is organized around important historical events.
 Il corso disserta su importanti eventi storici.
around preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (quantity: approximately)circa, all'incirca, pressappoco, approssimativamente avv
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IngleseItaliano
razz [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US, slang (tease) (colloquiale)sfottere vtr
  prendere [qlcn] in giro vtr
  farsi beffe di, prendersi gioco di, burlarsi di v rif
razz [sb] for [sth],
about [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, slang (tease about [sth](colloquiale)sfottere [qlcn] per vtr
  (informale)prendere in giro [qlcn] per vtr
  farsi beffe di [qlcn] per, prendersi gioco di [qlcn] per, burlarsi di [qlcn] per v rif
razz [sb] about doing [sth],
razz [sb] for doing [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, slang (tease for doing [sth](colloquiale)sfottere [qlcn] per vtr
  (informale)prendere in giro [qlcn] per vtr
  farsi beffe di [qlcn] per, prendersi gioco di [qlcn] per, burlarsi di [qlcn] per v rif
razz nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (raspberry: jeering sound made by blowing)pernacchia nf
  sberleffo nm
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
about | around | razz
IngleseItaliano
about to become [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (on the point of being)stare per diventare [qlcn/qlcs] vi
 She is about to become the youngest scientist to win the Nobel Prize.
 Sta per diventare la più giovane scienziata ad aver vinto il Premio Nobel.
about to happen adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (imminent)succedere, accadere vi
  verificarsi v rif
 You want me to give you money? That's not about to happen.
 Vuoi che ti dia dei soldi? Non succederà!
about-face,
about-turn
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative (policy, opinion: reversal) (figurato: cambio di opinione)voltafaccia, dietrofront nm
  (figurato: cambio di opinione)inversione di rotta, marcia indietro nf
 Following a strong public outcry, the politician did an about-face regarding his position on global warming.
 Dopo forti proteste pubbliche, il politico ha fatto marcia indietro sulle sue affermazioni sul riscaldamento globale.
about-face,
about-turn
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(military: turn)dietrofront nm
About-face!,
About-turn!
interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!"
(military: turn)dietrofront! inter
 Company halt! About-face! Forward march!
 Compagnia alt! Dietrofront! Marcia avant!
agree with [sb] about/on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have same opinion about)essere d'accordo con [qlcn] vi
 We all agreed with Jack about the colour of the new chairs.
 Siamo stati tutti d'accordo con Jack sul colore delle nuove sedie.
all about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK (in the surrounding area, all around)tutt'intorno
all about adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (on the topic of)tutto su
 I want to hear all about your trip.
 Voglio sapere tutto sul tuo viaggio.
angry about [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cross about [sth])arrabbiato per [qlcs], infuriato per [qlcs] agg
 He was angry about his son's failure.
 Era arrabbiato per l'insuccesso di suo figlio.
apathetic towards [sth],
apathetic about [sth]
adj + prep
(indifferent about)indifferente a agg
  indolente in agg
 The receptionist seemed apathetic about her job and barely smiled at us.
 La receptionist sembrava indifferente al suo lavoro e ci sorrise appena.
be apprehensive about [sth] adj + prep (be nervous about [sth])in ansia per [qlcs] loc agg
  ansioso per [qlcs] agg
 I'm apprehensive about moving to Japan; I have never lived abroad before.
 Sono in ansia per il fatto di trasferirmi in Giappone perché non ho mai vissuto all'estero prima d'ora.
argue about [sth],
argue about [sth] with [sb]
vi + prep
(disagree)litigare per, discutere per vi
  (informale)bisticciare per vi
 My friend always argues about money with her husband.
 La mia amica discute sempre per questioni di soldi col marito.
argue endlessly over/about [sth] v + adv figurative (disagree constantly)litigare continuamente su [qlcs], discutere continuamente su [qlcs] vi
 The two brothers argue endlessly over who is better at basketball.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(encircling)attorno a, intorno a prep
 Put the belt around your waist and then fasten it.
 Metti la cintura attorno alla vita e poi allacciala.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(all over, from place to place)per prep
  in giro per prep
 She travels around the country for her job.
 Viaggia per tutto il paese per lavoro.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(scattered through)per, in giro per prep
 Books were spread all around the room.
 C'erano libri sparsi per tutta la stanza.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(time: approximately) (orari)intorno a, verso, circa a prep
 I'll see you around three o'clock.
 Ci vediamo verso le tre.
around,
also UK: about
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in a ring, circle)in cerchio loc avv
  intorno avv
 The dog ran around and around trying to catch its tail.
 Il cane correva in cerchio, tentando di prendersi la coda.
around,
also UK: about
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in all directions)attorno, intorno avv
 Look around and note down everything you can see.
 Guardati attorno e prendi nota di tutto quello che vedi.
around,
also UK: about
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in circumference)di circonferenza loc avv
 The vase is ten centimetres around.
 Il vaso misura dieci centimetri di circonferenza.
around,
also UK: about
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
used in compounds (in circulation)in giro, in circolazione avv
  (circolare)girare vi
 There are rumours going around.
 Ci sono voci in giro.
around,
also UK: about
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(on every side)attorno, intorno avv
 It's a beautiful house with trees all around.
 È una bella casa con alberi tutto attorno.
around,
also UK: about
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(surrounding a place)nei dintorni, nei paraggi loc avv
  qui attorno, qui intorno loc avv
  (informale)da queste parti loc avv
 There are lots of shops around.
 Ci sono molti negozi nei dintorni.
around,
also UK: about
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(size, amount: approximately) (quantità, ecc.)circa avv
  all'incirca loc avv
 It's around three inches tall and an inch wide.
 È alto circa tre pollici e largo un pollice.
around,
also UK: about
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (in existence)esistere, esserci vi
 Plastic chairs have been around for thirty years.
 Le sedie di plastica esistono da trent'anni.
around,
also UK: about
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (present, nearby) (esserci)ci pron
  presente agg
  disponibile agg
  reperibile agg
 Is she around? I want to ask her something.
 Lei c'è? Vorrei chiederle una cosa.
arse about,
arse around
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
UK, vulgar, slang (behave in a frivolous way) (colloquiale)fare lo scemo, fare l'idiota, fare il cretino vtr
ask [sb] about [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (request information from [sb])domandare a [qlcn] di [qlcs], chiedere a [qlcn] di [qlcs] vi
  domandare a [qlcn] riguardo a [qlcs], chiedere a [qlcn] riguardo a [qlcs]
 He asked his father about jobs in the factory.
 Ha domandato a suo padre riguardo a possibili lavori in fabbrica.
ask about [sth] vi + prep (request information)chiedere di [qlcs], domandare di [qlcs] vi
  informarsi su [qlcs] v rif
 The journalist was asking about the director's latest film.
 Il giornalista si stava informando sull'ultimo film del regista.
at about advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (time: at approximately)attorno a
 Class starts at one, shall we meet at about quarter to?
authoritative on [sth],
authoritative about [sth]
adj + prep
(knowledgeable about) (conoscenza)esperto agg
  (formale)dotto agg
 My history teacher is particularly authoritative on the Tudor period.
 Il mio insegnante di storia è particolarmente esperto del periodo Tudor.
a bad feeling (about [sth/sb]) nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (misgivings)brutto presentimento su nm
 I have a bad feeling about this place; I think we should leave.
 Ho un brutto presentimento su questo posto, secondo me dovremmo andarcene.
bandy [sth] about,
bandy about [sth],
bandy [sth] around,
bandy around [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(spread ideas about [sth/sb])diffondere idee su [qlcn/qlcs] vtr
bang around,
also UK: bang about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(move about clumsily)fare rumore vtr
  (colloquiale)fare casino vtr
 The baby woke up in the middle of the night, crying, because Joe was banging around in the kitchen.
 Il bambino si è svegliato nel cuore della notte piangendo perché Joe stava facendo rumore in cucina.
bang on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep UK, informal (talk insistently about [sth])parlare continuamente di [qlcs] vi
 Tanya is always banging on about how awful her boss is.
 Tanya parla continuamente di quanto sia orribile il suo capo.
bashed about adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK (treated or handled roughly)maltrattare vtr
  strapazzare vtr
bat [sth] around,
also UK: bat [sth] about
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative, informal (discuss casually)chiacchierare di, parlare di, discutere di vi
be about [sth] vi + prep (be approximately) (indicazione di distanza)essere a circa vi
  essere approssimativamente a
 Her house should be about a mile past the stop sign.
 La sua casa dovrebbe essere a circa un miglio dal segnale dello stop.
 Casa sua dovrebbe essere approssimativamente a un miglio dallo stop.
be about [sth] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (be near) (indicazione di tempo)essere circa [qlcs] vi
 That's about where I left him.
 È all'incirca lì che l'ho lasciato.
be iffy about doing [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be dubious or doubtful) (essere incerto)essere in dubbio se fare [qlcs] vi
 Jessica was iffy about going to the party as she knew her ex-boyfriend was going to be there.
 Jessica era in dubbio se andare o meno alla festa poiché sapeva che ci sarebbe stato il suo ex ragazzo.
be iffy about [sth] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (be dubious or doubtful)essere in dubbio su [qlcs] vi
  avere dubbi su [qlcs] vtr
be on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep UK, slang (talk incessantly)parlare vi
  (informale, peggiorativo)cianciare vi
 What on earth are you on about?
 Ma si può sapere di che cosa stai parlando?
 Ma si può sapere di che cosa stai cianciando?
beat around the bush,
also UK: beat about the bush
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (avoid getting to the point) (figurato)menare il can per l'aia vtr
 Stop beating around the bush and give me the real reason!
 Smettila di menare il can per l'aia e dimmi il motivo vero!
beating around the bush,
beating about the bush
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(prevarication, not getting to the point) (figurato)menare il can per l'aia vtr
  (figurato)girarci intorno, girare intorno al punto vi
  tergiversare vi
 Stop beating about the bush and tell me what you really think!
 Piantala di girarci intorno e dimmi cosa pensi veramente!
beef about [sth] vi + prep mainly US, slang (complain)lamentarsi di v rif
  (informale)lagnarsi per, lagnarsi per via di v rif
 He's always beefing about work.
 Si lamenta continuamente del suo lavoro.
 Si lagna continuamente per via del suo lavoro.
bellyache about [sth] vi + prep slang (complain about [sth])lamentarsi di v rif
  dolersi di, lagnarsi di v rif
 Fred is always bellyaching about the long hours he has to work.
 Fred si lamenta sempre delle sue tante ore di lavoro.
bicker about [sth],
bicker over [sth]
vi + prep
(quarrel about)litigare per vi
  bisticciare per, battibeccare per vi
 My brother and I often bicker over which TV channel we want to watch.
 Io e mio fratello litighiamo spesso sul canale della televisione da guardare.
bitch about [sth] vi + prep vulgar, slang (complain about [sth])lamentarsi, lagnarsi v rif
 The employees stood at the coffee machine and bitched about their pay.
 Gli impiegati stavano davanti alla macchina del caffè a lamentarsi delle loro paghe.
blab about [sth] vi + prep slang (divulge carelessly)spifferare a vtr
 The secretary blabbed to the newspapers about her affair with her boss.
 La segretaria spifferò ai giornali la sua relazione con il capo.
blabber about [sth] vi + prep informal (talk incessantly about)parlare in modo indiscreto, rivelare cose riservate vi
 Mrs Wilson is always blabbering about what her neighbours are up to.
 La signora Wilson parla sempre in modo indiscreto di quello che fanno i suoi vicini.
blather about [sth] vi + prep (talk pointlessly about)blaterare su vi
 My dad likes to blather about football to anyone who will listen.
 A mio papà piace blaterare sul calcio con chiunque lo stia a sentire.
bleat about [sth] vi + prep figurative, pejorative (complain about) (figurato: lamentarsi)piagnucolare per vi
  lamentarsi per v rif
 There is no point in bleating about the weather; we can't change it.
 Non c'è alcun motivo di piagnucolare per il clima, tanto non lo possiamo cambiare.
blether,
blether about [sth/sb]
vi + prep
UK, regional (talk pointlessly about)blaterare su, blaterare di vi
blunder about,
blunder around
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(move clumsily)barcollare vi
boast about [sth] vi + prep (speak proudly) (figurato)darsi delle arie, pavoneggiarsi v rif
 Jillian is boasting about her children again.
 Jillian si sta nuovamente pavoneggiando per via dei suoi figli.
boast about doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (speak proudly about achieving [sth])vantarsi di [qlcs] v rif
  (figurato, colloquiale)tirarsela per [qlcs] v rif
 Marcus often boasts about running the Boston Marathon last year.
 Marcus si vanta spesso di aver corso alla maratona di Boston dello scorso anno.
brag about [sth/sb] vi + prep (talk boastfully)vantarsi di v rif
 He is always bragging about his wealth.
 Si vanta sempre delle sue ricchezze.
brief [sb] on [sth],
brief [sb] about [sth]
vtr + prep
(apprise of)informare [qlcn] di [qlcs] vtr
 The chief briefed his agents on the recent developments of the case.
 Il capo ha informato i suoi agenti dei recenti sviluppi del caso.
bring [sth] about,
bring about [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(cause)causare vtr
  portare a vi
 He promised that he would bring about change.
  apportare vtr
 Promise che avrebbe apportato dei cambiamenti.
brood over [sth],
brood about [sth]
vi + prep
(think too much about)rimuginare su [qlcs] vi
 There is no point in brooding over things that have happened in the past. Jamie has been brooding about the outcome of last night's football game all morning.
 Non serve a nulla rimuginare su ciò che è accaduto in passato. È tutta la mattina che Jamie rimugina sul risultato della partita di ieri sera.
bruit [sth] about vtr + prep often passive (spread: a rumour)spettegolare su [qlcs] vi
bumble around,
also UK: bumble about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
UK (be inept, clumsy)essere un incapace, essere un inetto vi
button up about [sth] vi phrasal + prep figurative, slang (keep silent) (figurato: riservato)essere abbottonato, restare abbottonato, stare abbottonato vi
  (colloquiale)tenere la bocca chiusa vtr
 You'd better button up about the missing cookies.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Non è una persona amichevole: resta sempre abbottonato!
 È meglio che tieni la bocca chiusa riguardo ai biscotti che sono spariti.
buttonhole [sb] about [sth] vtr + prep US, figurative, informal (accost, force to converse about) (figurato: conversazione)inchiodare vtr
 The reporter buttonholed the congressman about budget cuts.
 Il giornalista inchiodò il deputato sui tagli al bilancio.
buzz,
buzz about [sth],
buzz for [sth]
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal, figurative (interest)fermento, scalpore nm
 There has been a lot of buzz this season for plaid skirts.
 In questa stagione c'è stato un gran fermento per le gonne scozzesi.
care about [sth] vi + prep (think is important)interessarsi a v rif
  preoccuparsi di v rif
 I care about the issue of global warming.
 Sono interessato alla questione del riscaldamento globale.
care about [sb] vi + prep (feel affection)tenerci a vi
 Of course I want to spend more time with you. I care about you.
 Certo che voglio passare più tempo con te. Ci tengo a te.
careful to do [sth],
careful about doing [sth]
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(making sure to do [sth])attento nel fare [qlcs], cauto nel fare [qlcs], prudente nel fare [qlcs] agg
 He was careful about mentioning his ex-girlfriend.
 Era molto cauto nel nominare la sua ex ragazza.
cast about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (search)essere alla ricerca, andare in cerca vi
  cercare vtr
 As time wore on and Audrey still hadn't found her glasses, she began to cast about desperately.
cast about for [sth] vi phrasal + prep figurative (seek)pensare a, riflettere su vi
  (con la mente)cercare vtr
 I'm casting about for some really good example sentences.
 Sto pensando ad alcune frasi d'esempio che siano davvero efficaci.
caution [sb],
caution [sb] that [sth],
caution [sb] about [sth]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(warn)avvertire, avvisare vtr
  mettere in guardia vtr
 The teacher cautioned her students about talking to strangers.
 L'insegnante ha messo in guardia gli studenti sui pericoli del parlare agli sconosciuti.
caution [sb] about [sth] vtr + prep (warn)avvisare [qlcn] di [qlcs], avvertire [qlcn] di [qlcs] vtr
  mettere in guardia [qlcn] su [qlcs] vtr
clown around,
also UK: clown about
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
informal (play the fool, behave in a silly way)fare il buffone, fare il pagliaccio vi
  fare il buffone vtr
 One can never take him seriously; he's always clowning around.
 Non si può prenderlo sul serio, fa sempre il buffone.
clueless about [sth] adj + prep informal (uninformed)non sapere niente di, non saperne niente di vtr
 Don't ask me! I'm clueless about babies!
 Non chiedere a me! Non so niente di bambini!
combine to bring about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (cause jointly)dare luogo congiuntamente a [qlcs] vtr
  causare congiuntamente vtr
 Opposition to the government and anger at the police combined to bring about the riots.
 L'opposizione al governo e le proteste contro la polizia hanno dato luogo congiuntamente agli scontri.
come about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (happen)succedere, avvenire vi
 Dave's idea to start his own business came about after he lost his job.
 L'idea di Dave di avviare la sua attività è avvenuta dopo aver perso il lavoro.
come about vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (nautical: tack)virare di bordo
 The yacht came about.
 Lo yacht virò di bordo.
come clean about [sth] vi + adj informal (confess to [sth])confessare [qlcs] vtr
 You might feel better if you go to your boss and just come clean about what you did.
 Potresti sentirti meglio se vai dal capo e gli confessi semplicemente quello che hai fatto.
comment,
comment about [sth]
vi + prep
(make remarks)rilasciare una dichiarazione su, fare una dichiarazione su, fare un commento su vtr
  rilasciare una dichiarazione circa, fare una dichiarazione circa, fare un commento circa vtr
 He commented about the parking problems.
 Ha rilasciato una dichiarazione circa i problemi di parcheggio.
complain about [sth/sb] vi + prep (find fault, express unhappiness)lamentarsi di v rif
 She never stops complaining about her lazy, useless husband. He complained about the leak to his landlord.
 Non la smette mai di lamentarsi del suo pigro e inutile marito.
concerned about [sth] adj + prep (worried about [sth])preoccupato per, allarmato per agg
 Tina is concerned about her weight and has decided to join a gym.
 Tina è preoccupata per il suo peso e ha deciso di iscriversi in palestra.
couldn't care less about v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (feel completely apathetic towards) (informale)non importare niente, non importare un accidente vi
 I couldn't care less about the tabloid headlines.
 Dei titoli dei giornali scandalistici non mi importa niente!
coy about [sth] adj + prep (evasive)riservato, schivo, ritroso agg
 Jennine stopped dyeing her hair and being coy about her age. The senator remained coy about his plans to run for governor.
 Jennine smise di tingersi i capelli e di essere riservata in merito alla sua età.
crab about [sth] vi + prep informal (complain about)lamentarsi di v rif
 You don't make the weather any better by crabbing about it.
 Non è che il tempo migliorerà se te ne lamenti.
crazy for [sb],
crazy about [sb]
adj + prep
slang (infatuated) (figurato, informale: innamorato)pazzo di [qlcn] agg
 She thinks about him all the time because she is crazy for him.
 Pensa tutto il giorno a lui, perché è pazza di lui.
crazy about [sth],
crazy for [sth]
adj + prep
slang (enthusiastic) (figurato, informale: appassionato)pazzo per [qlcs] agg
 My youngest boy's just crazy about basketball.
 Il mio fratellino va pazzo per il basket.
crow about [sth],
crow over [sth]
vi + prep
figurative, informal (brag about)vantarsi di v rif
  (colloquiale)tirarsela per v rif
 Steve is crowing about his perfect test score.
 Steve si sta vantando dell'alto voto preso al compito.
cry about [sth/sb] vi + prep (shed tears for)piangere per [qlcs] vi
 The little boy was crying about being punished. What on earth are you crying about?
 Ma per che cosa stai piangendo?
cry about [sth/sb],
cry over [sth/sb]
vi + prep
figurative (mourn, lament)piagnucolare per [qlcs] vi
 There is no point in crying about a situation you cannot change.
 Il latte rovesciato non è cosa per cui piagnucolare.
curious about [sth] adj + prep (interested in [sth])incuriosito da agg
 Small children are curious about everything.
 I bambini piccoli sono incuriositi da tutto.
cut up about [sth] adj + prep slang, figurative (upset)indispettito per [qlcs], scocciato per [qlcs]
cut up about [sth] vi phrasal + prep US, slang, figurative (make jokes)fare lo spiritoso su [qlcs] vtr
daft about [sth/sb] adj + prep mainly UK, informal (person: infatuated) (figurato, informale)cotto di agg
 Becca is totally daft about her new teacher.
 Becca è proprio cotta del suo nuovo insegnante.
daydream about [sth/sb] vi + prep (fantasize about)fantasticare, sognare vi
  (figurato: fantasticare)stare tra le nuvole vi
 I frequently daydream about living in a warmer climate.
 Sogno spesso di vivere in un clima più caldo.
disagree with [sb] about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not agree)non essere d'accordo con [qlcn] su [qlcs], non concordare con [qlcn] su [qlcs] vi
 Alison disagreed with Mike about the best way to discipline their daughter.
 Alison non era d'accordo con Mike sul come educare la figlia.
discourse about [sth] vi + prep (discuss)conversare di vi
dream of [sth],
dream about [sth]
vi + prep
(daydream)sognare vtr
  fantasticare su vi
 All day long, she dreamed of their honeymoon.
 Sognò la loro luna di miele per tutto il giorno.
 Fantasticò sulla loro luna di miele tutto il giorno.
dream of [sth],
dream about [sth]
vi + prep
(fantasize)sognare di vi
 She dreams about becoming an astronaut.
 Sogna di diventare un astronauta.
drone on about [sth] vi phrasal + prep (talk boringly about [sth])dilungarsi nel parlare di [qlcs] v rif
 Clive was droning on about his problems at work.
 Clive si dilungava nel parlare dei suoi problemi lavorativi.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
round | around
IngleseItaliano
a millstone around your neck (US),
a millstone round your neck (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
figurative (burden: mental or emotional)una palla al piede
all around (US),
all round (UK)
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
informal (for everyone)per tutti
 Joe called for drinks all around to celebrate his good news.
 Joe ha ordinato da bere per tutti per festeggiare la sua buona notizia.
all around (US),
all round (UK)
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(in all aspects)da tutti i punti di vista, sotto ogni aspetto
 This is a better solution all round.
 Questa è una soluzione migliore sotto ogni aspetto.
all-around (US),
all-round (UK)
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(versatile, multi-skilled)polivalente agg
  versatile agg
  multiuso agg
 Joe has developed into an all-around player for the basketball team.
all-around (US),
all-round (UK)
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(comprehensive, total)in tutto e per tutto
  completo agg
 The school aims to provide an all-around education for its students.
all round advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to or of everybody present)a tutti, di tutti, per tutti
all round advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in every respect)sotto ogni punto di vista
 Everybody loves Ashley because he's an all round nice guy.
 Tutti vogliono bene ad Ashley perché è un bravo ragazzo sotto ogni punto di vista.
all year round,
all the year round
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(throughout the year)per tutto l'anno, tutto l'anno
 I'd love to live in a climate where I could garden all year round.
 Mi piacerebbe vivere in un clima dove si può fare giardinaggio tutto l'anno.
all-round adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (general, overall)generale, complessivo agg
around,
also UK: round
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(over: to a certain place)fare visita a vtr
  (far visita)andare da, venire da, passare da vi
  andare a trovare, venire a trovare vi
 She came around to my house. I drove round to the office to pick up some files.
 È venuta a farmi visita a casa.
 Sono passato in ufficio a prendere dei faldoni.
ask [sb] round vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." UK (invite to [sb]'s house)invitare a casa vtr
bottom round (beef cut)girello nm
bring [sb] round vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (make conscious)far rinvenire [qlcn] vtr
bring [sb] round vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (persuade)convincere, persuadere vtr
call round vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (visit) (a trovare)passare vtr
  (figurato: fare visita)affacciarsi v rif
 Peter said that he would call round sometime this afternoon.
 Peter ha detto che sarebbe passato nel pomeriggio.
change [sth] around,
change around [sth] (US),
change [sth] round,
change round [sth] (UK)
vtr + adv
(rearrange [sth])disporre [qlcs] in modo diverso vtr
 You can change around the icons on your computer to make them more convenient. The coach changed the players around to balance out the teams.
 Puoi disporre le icone sul computer in modo diverso per renderle più comode. L'allenatore dispose i giocatori in modo diverso per bilanciare le squadre.
change around,
changearound,
change round
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(rearrangement, shift)cambiamento
 The change around in the team's coaching has helped them win many more games this year.
 Il cambiamento nell'allenamento della squadra li ha aiutati a vincere molte più partite quest'anno.
come around (US),
come round (UK)
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(date, event: occur again)ripresentarsi v rif
  avvenire nuovamente vi
 Jill always feels sad when the anniversary of her husband's death comes around.
 Jill si sente sempre triste quando si ripresenta l'anniversario della morte di suo marito.
come around,
UK: come round
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
figurative (revise one's opinion)cambiare opinione vtr
 Steve eventually came round to my opinion.
come around,
UK: come round
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(visit [sb])passare a trovare [qlcn] vtr
  fare visita a [qlcn] vtr
 If you come round later, we can do our homework together.
 Se passi a trovarmi dopo possiamo fare i compiti insieme.
come around (US),
come round (UK)
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
informal (recover consciousness)riprendere conoscenza vtr
 The patient came around soon after his operation.
 Il paziente ha ripreso conoscenza subito dopo l'operazione.
come around to [sth] (US),
come round to [sth] (UK)
vi phrasal + prep
(revise your opinion) (idea, opinione)riconsiderare vtr
 Steve eventually came round to my opinion.
drive [sb] round the bend v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang, figurative (make insane) (colloquiale, figurato)mandare fuori di testa, mandare al manicomio vtr
  (informale, figurato)far diventare matto vtr
 You're driving me round the bend!
 Mi stai mandando al manicomio!
dummy round nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (blank ammunition)proiettile a salve nm
  munizione a salve nf
gather round,
US: gather around
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(congregate)riunirsi v rif
  convergere vi
 Gather round everybody! Richard has something to say!
 Riunitevi tutti! Richard ha qualcosa da dire!
get around [sth],
UK: get round [sth]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(circumvent)aggirare, eludere vtr
 You can't get around the problem by pretending it doesn't exist.
 Non puoi aggirare il problema facendo finta che non esista.
get around doing [sth],
also UK: get round doing [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(avoid doing) (figurato)aggirare, eludere vtr
 The politician got around answering the question by changing the subject. The businessman got around paying his taxes by using a loophole in the law.
get round [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (cajole)circuire vtr
 You can't get round me with flattery - you're not getting a bike for Christmas, and that's final!
 Non provare a circuirmi con i complimenti; non avrai una bicicletta per Natale, punto!
get round to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (find time)trovare il tempo per [qlcs] vtr
get round to doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (find time)trovare il tempo per fare [qlcs] vtr
get your head around [sth],
get your head round [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
informal (understand)capire vtr
  venire a capo di vi
Nota: Often used in the negative
 I'm trying to get my head around the subjunctive, but I'm still not sure when to use it.
 Sto cercando di capire il congiuntivo, ma non so ancora quando va usato.
go around (US),
go round (UK)
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(rotate, revolve)ruotare intorno, girare intorno vi
  roteare, ruotare vi
 The baby watched the top go round and laughed. Each of the beautifully painted horses became visible as the carousel went round.
 La bambina vide il coperchio roteare e rise.
go around (US),
go round (UK)
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(be shared by all)bastare per tutti vi
 Do you think there'll be enough loaves and fishes to go around?
 Pensi che le pagnotte e i pesci basteranno per tutti?
go around,
also UK: go round
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(illness: be transmitted) (malattie)propagarsi, diffondersi v rif
  (malattie, informale)girare vi
 There's a nasty strain of flu going around.
 Sta girando un brutto ceppo influenzale.
go around (US),
go round (UK)
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
figurative, informal (circulate, spread) (voci, notizie)circolare, girare vi
 There's a rumour going round that you're cheating on Tim.
 Gira voce che stai mettendo le corna a Tim.
  spargersi, diffondersi v rif
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. La voce dell'arrivo del nuovo insegnante si sparse per tutta la scuola in un batter d'occhio.
go around [sth] (US),
go round [sth] (UK)
vi + prep
(encircle, surround)girare intorno a vi
 I had grown so fat that none of my belts would go around my waist.
 Ero diventato talmente grasso che le mie cinture non riuscivano più a girarmi intorno alla vita.
go around [sth] (US),
go round (UK)
vi + prep
(change path to avoid hitting [sth])girare intorno a, fare il giro intorno a vi
 The radio advised of heavy traffic downtown, so we went around the city instead.
 La radio diceva che c'era traffico intenso in centro, perciò abbiamo deciso di girare intorno alla città invece di attraversarla.
go around (US),
go round (UK)
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
informal (pay a visit to [sb](informale)passare da vi
  andare a trovare vi
  fare visita a vtr
 I'll go round to your place when I'm done.
 Passo da te appena ho finito.
  (colloquiale, figurato)fare un salto da vtr
 Farò un salto da te appena ho finito.
go round the bend v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang, figurative (become insane) (figurato)ammattire, diventare matto vi
 I'm going round the bend trying to get through all this work! I can't solve the last crossword clue, and it's making me go round the bend.
have been round/around the block v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang, figurative (be experienced) (figurato)essere un veterano vi
  essere navigato vi
have [sb] round vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." UK (invite to home)invitare, invitare a casa vtr
in the round advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (theatre: with audience surrounding stage)ad arena
in the round advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (sculpture: three dimensional, freestanding)a tutto tondo
 After she mastered working with flat surfaces, the artist decided to try carving a statue in the round.
 Dopo aver imparato a lavorare sulle superfici piatte, l'artista decise di provare a intagliare una statua a tutto tondo.
last round nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sport: final bout) (sport in genere)ultima fase, ultima parte nf
 He did not take the lead until the very last round of the contest.
 Ha preso il comando solo nell'ultima fase della gara.
  (pugilato)ultimo round nm
last round nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (most recent, final, serving drinks to a group) (di bevande)ultimo giro nm
 You bought the last round, so now it's my turn. We paid for the last round of drinks.
 Hai pagato tu l'ultimo giro, ora tocca a me. Abbiamo pagato noi l'ultimo giro di drink.
look around,
also UK: look round,
look about
vi + adv
(seek [sth] in surrounding area)guardarsi intorno, guardarsi attorno v rif
 I've been looking around everywhere, but I can't find my reading glasses.
 Mi sono guardato attorno dappertutto, ma non riesco a trovare i miei occhiali da lettura.
look around [sth],
also UK: look round [sth]
vi + prep
(inspect)ispezionare, controllare vtr
  dare un'occhiata in giro per [qlcs] vtr
 Safety inspectors will be looking around the factory today.
 Oggi gli ispettori della sicurezza daranno un'occhiata in giro per la fabbrica.
look around,
also UK: look round
vi + prep
(browse)guardare in giro, guardare attorno, guardare intorno vi
  esplorare vtr
 Sarah spent the afternoon looking around the local shops.
 Sarah ha trascorso il pomeriggio a guardare in giro per i negozi della zona.
look around for [sb/sth],
UK: look round
vi phrasal + prep
(seek in surrounding area)cercare in giro, cercare vtr
 I misplaced my keys, so I'll have to look around for them.
 Ho perso le chiavi, dovrò cercarle.
merry-go-round nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (carousel, roundabout)giostra nf
 They giggled as they rode the horses on the merry-go-round.
 Ridacchiavano mentre cavalcavano i cavalli della giostra.
  carosello nm
 Ridacchiavano mentre cavalcavano i cavalli del carosello.
paper route (US),
paper round (UK)
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(job delivering newspapers)consegna dei giornali, distribuzione dei giornali nf
 A lot of teenagers do paper rounds to earn some extra pocket money.
 Molti adolescenti fanno la consegna dei giornali per una paghetta extra.
pass the hat,
pass the hat round
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(ask for contributions of money) (per chiedere soldi)far passare il cappello, far andare il cappello in giro vtr
 After the buskers had stopped playing, they passed the hat round.
 Dopo che gli artisti di strada hanno finito il loro numero, hanno fatto passare il cappello.
phone round vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." UK (call [sb] by phone) (telefonicamente)chiamare, contattare vtr
  telefonare a [qlcn] vi
rally around,
also UK: rally round [sb]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(support [sb](figurato: sostenere)stringersi intorno a [qlcn] v rif
 Everyone rallied round the mayor in his moment of crisis.
 Tutti si strinsero attorno al sindaco in quel momento di crisi.
round and round advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." The gerbil ran round and round in its wheel. (in circles) (movimento)in tondo avv
  continuare a girare vtr
round and round preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." The puppy ran round and round the garden. (circling repeatedly) (movimento)in tondo avv
  continuare a girare vtr
round character (character in fiction)personaggio a tutto tondo nm
round [sth] down,
round [sth] down to [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(express as previous whole number)arrotondare [qlcs] per difetto vtr
  (generico)arrotondare vtr
 The answer was 5.1, so I rounded it down to 5.
round hand (style of handwriting)calligrafia rotondeggiante nf
round of applause nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (burst of clapping to show approval)applauso nm
 Ladies and gentlemen, please give him a round of applause!
 Signore e signori, facciamogli un applauso per favore!
round of golf nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (game: playing all 18 holes of a golf course)giro di golf nm
 I was thinking about going out for a round of golf this afternoon.
 Pensavo di andare a fare un giro di golf oggi pomeriggio.
round [sth] off,
round [sth] off with [sth],
round [sth] off by doing [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(end, conclude)chiudere, concludere, terminare, finire vtr
 He rounded off his speech with a joke, leaving the audience in a good mood.
 Chiuse il suo discorso con una battuta, lasciando il pubblico di buonumore.
round [sth] off,
round [sth] off to [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(express as previous whole number) (numeri)arrotondare vtr
 The price was eighty-seven euros, but the clerk rounded it off to eighty-five.
 Il prezzo era ottantasette euro, ma il commesso lo ha arrotondato a ottantacinque.
round on [sb] vtr phasal insep (verbally assault)aggredire, aggredire verbalmente vtr
round [sth] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (make fuller or more complete)arricchire, completare vtr
 The volunteer work Dave did last summer really rounded out his resume.
 L'attività di volontariato svolta da Dave l'estate scorsa ha davvero arricchito il suo CV.
round robin,
round-robin
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(circulated message)messaggio circolare nm
 Every year I send out a round robin with my Christmas cards.
round steak (steak cut)bistecca di girello nf
round table,
round-table
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(conference, meeting)tavola rotonda nf
 He was an expert in his subject, and participated in round tables.
round the bend adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang, figurative (crazy, insane) (colloquiale)fuori di testa agg
  (figurato, colloquiale)suonato agg
 What on earth are you doing? Are you completely round the bend?
 Cosa diavolo stai facendo? Sei completamente fuori di testa?
round the clock advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (throughout the day and night)ventiquattr'ore su ventiquattro, giorno e notte loc avv
 The suspected terrorist's house was under surveillance round the clock.
round the twist adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (crazy, mad)fuori di testa loc agg
  folle, squilibrato agg
 Don't pay any attention to what John says; he's completely round the twist.
round trip nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (journey to a destination and back)viaggio di andata e ritorno nm
 The round trip only takes four hours by car.
 Per il viaggio di andata e ritorno ci vogliono solo quattro ore in auto.
round-trip n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood." (to a place and back again)andata e ritorno loc agg
round [sth] up,
round up [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(animals: herd)radunare, raccogliere vtr
 The sheep have scattered, so we must round them up again.
 Le pecore si sono sparpagliate; dovremo radunarle di nuovo.
round [sth/sb] up,
round up [sth/sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
figurative (people: bring together)radunare, raccogliere, mettere insieme vtr
 If we want to play football we must first round up some players.
 Se vogliamo giocare a football prima dovremo mettere insieme qualche giocatore.
round [sth] up to [sth] vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (express as next whole number)arrotondare vtr
 Round the answer up to the nearest 10.
 Arrotonda la risposta per eccesso alla decina.
round-eyed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (eyes wide in surprise)con gli occhi sgranati loc agg
round-faced adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (face: circular-shaped)dal viso tondo, dalla faccia tonda loc agg
round-shouldered adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (having a hunched posture)dalla schiena curva, dalla schiena ingobbita loc agg
  ingobbito, incurvato agg
round-table meeting nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (meeting of equals) (di soggetti alla pari)tavola rotonda nf
round-the-clock,
round the clock
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(throughout the day and night)che dura giorno e notte loc agg
  continuativo agg
  ventiquattr'ore su ventiquattro loc agg
roundabout,
merry-go-round
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(fairground: carousel)giostra nf
 The children were riding on the roundabout.
 I bambini stavano sulla giostra.
roundtable,
round-table
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(involving discussion) (figurato)a tavola rotonda loc agg
send [sth] round,
US: send [sth] around
vtr + adv
(circulate, distribute)distribuire, diramare vtr
send [sb] round,
US: send [sb] around
vtr + adv
(cause [sb] to visit a place)far visitare [qlcs] a [qlcn] vtr
show [sb] around,
UK: show [sb] round
vtr + adv
(guide round a new place)far fare un giro a [qlcn], portare [qlcn] in giro, portare [qlcn] a fare un giro vtr
  (informale)far fare un giro a [qlcn] vtr
 Sally was asked to show her new classmate around.
 A Sally fu chiesto di far fare un giro al suo nuovo compagno di classe.
show [sb] around [sth],
UK: show [sb] round [sth]
vtr + prep
(guide round a new place)accompagnare [qlcn] in giro, fare da cicerone vi
  mostrare vtr
 The real estate broker showed the couple around the apartment.
  accompagnare [qlcn] in giro, fare da cicerone vi
  mostrare vtr
 L'agente immobiliare fece fare alla coppia un giro dell'appartamento.
skate around [sth],
skate over [sth],
UK: skate round [sth]
vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
(avoid discussing: problem)girare intorno a vi
skirt around [sth],
also UK: skirt round [sth]
vi + prep
figurative (topic: avoid) (figurato)girare attorno a vi
 He skirted around the subject and managed not to mention it.
skirt around [sth],
also UK: skirt round [sth]
vi + prep
(go round edge of)girare attorno a vi
  aggirare vtr
swing [sb/sth] around,
also UK: swing [sb/sth] round
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(turn [sb/sth] around quickly)girare, rigirare vtr
swing around (US),
swing round (UK)
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
(turn quickly)girarsi v rif
swing around (US),
swing round (UK)
vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
figurative (change opinion)ricredersi v rif
  cambiare opinione vtr
talk [sb] around (US),
talk [sb] round (UK)
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(persuade)persuadere, convincere vtr
the other way around (US),
the other way round (UK)
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(reversed)al contrario, nell'altro modo
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