be

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Per il verbo: "to be"

Passato: was, were
Participio passato: been, been
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
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be down on avercela con
be due essere in procinto/ vicina al parto
be due  (essere in scadenza)scadere v
be duly executed viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be carried out in accordance with law)venire debitamente eseguito vi
be duly informed of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be notified of [sth])essere debitamente informato v
 When he was arrested, Gary was duly informed of his rights by the policeman.
 Quando è stato arrestato, Gary è stato debitamente informato sui suoi diritti dal poliziotto.
be easy essere facile
be easy on andarci piano con
be easy with andarci piano con
be embarrassed essere imbarazzato
be employed in essere impiegato in
be endowed with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be gifted or equipped with [sth])essere dotato di v
 He is endowed with a huge sense of humor.
 È dotato di un enorme senso dell'umorismo.
be enough bastare v
be enough essere abbastanza v
be enough essere sufficiente v
be equivalent to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be the same as)essere lo stesso di, essere equivalente a [qlcs] vi
  equivalere a [qlcs] vi
 What you just did is equivalent to stealing.
 Quello che hai appena fatto equivale a rubare.
be equivalent to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (equal, equate to)equivalere a [qlcs] vi
 A litre is equivalent to 0.264 US gallons.
be excited essere eccitato/contento
be faithful to [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (not cheat sexually on)essere fedele a [qlcn] vi
 I will only stay with my boyfriend if he is faithful to me.
 Rimarrò con il mio ragazzo solo se mi sarà fedele.
be faithful to [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (adhere closely to)essere fedele a [qlcs] vi
 Try to be faithful to your principles.
be far from distare v
be far from essere lontano da v
be featured essere formato
be filled with [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be full of [sth])essere ripieno di [qlcs] vi
  essere riempito di [qlcs] v
 The pastries are filled with cream cheese.
 Le paste sono ripiene di crema al formaggio.
be followed by [sth/sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (precede, come before)essere seguito da vi
 The calm is always followed by the storm.
be found out viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (have one's crime discovered)essere scoperto, essere smascherato vi
 Collins was found out because his fingerprints were discovered at the scene of the crime.
be founded on essere fondato su
be free essere libero
be frightened by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be startled or scared by [sth])essere spaventato da [qlcs] v
 I was frightened by the dog when he started to bark loudly.
 Sono stata spaventata dal cane quando ha iniziato ad abbaiare forte.
be game essere pronto
be game essere coraggioso
be gone essere via, essere assente, stare via, stare lontano vi
  non esserci più vi
be good interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (do not misbehave)comportati bene!, comportatevi bene! inter
be gunning for [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (aim to harm [sb](figurato)prendere di mira vtr
 My new manager has been gunning for me since I had that last period of absence.
 Il nuovo capo mi ha preso di mira dall'ultima volta che sono mancato al lavoro.
be gunning for [sth] adj +prep informal (seek to obtain [sth](figurato)puntare a, mirare a vi
  aspirare a vi
 She stays late every day because she's gunning for a raise.
 Sta ogni giorno fino a tardi perché punta a un aumento.
be had vi + pp slang (be deceived)farsi ingannare, farsi truffare v rif
  (informale)farsi fregare v rif
 You paid a thousand for it? It's a fake! You've been had!
be hard on essere duro con
be hard on [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (treat [sb] harshly, sternly)essere severo con [qlcn], essere duro con [qlcn] vi
 My parents were hard on me when I was growing up.
 I miei genitori furono severi con durante la mia crescita.
be headed for [sth],
UK: be heading for [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, literal (be going towards [sth])andare verso, dirigersi verso vi
 The tour group is currently headed for Central Park, located in the center of Manhattan.
 La comitiva di turisti sta ora andando verso Central Park, situato al centro di Manhattan.
be headed for [sth],
UK: be heading for [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, figurative (have [sth] as likely consequence) (figurato)andare verso, dirigersi verso vi
 They are heading for disaster; the company has run out of cash and they have no assets to sell.
 Stanno andando verso il disastro: l'impresa ha finito i soldi e non hanno cespiti da vendere.
be heavy on consumare molto di vtr
be hell on [sb/sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (cause extreme difficulty)essere la rovina di vi
  danneggiare vtr
be hit by a car v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be knocked down)essere investito da un'auto, essere investito da una macchina vi
  (informale)essere preso sotto da un'auto, essere preso sotto da una macchina vi
 Greg crossed the street without checking for traffic, and was consequently hit by a car.
 Greg ha attraversato la strada senza guardare ed è stato investito da una macchina.
be home alone v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (child: be left unsupervised)essere a casa da solo vi
 Since Billy's parents were out for the day, he was left home alone.
 Billy è stato lasciato a casa da solo dato che i genitori erano fuori per tutto il giorno.
be honest essere onesto
be hot avere caldo
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 imprisoned essere imprigionato
be in charge  (general meaning)comandare v
be in evidence essere in evidenza avv
be in office essere in carica
be in receipt of avere ricevuto
be in the dark essere all'oscuro
be in the driver's seat,
take the driver's seat,
have the driver's seat,
be in the driving seat
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (have control) (figurato)avere una posizione di comando vtr
  (figurato)avere il timone vtr
 If he thinks he can lead the team better, let him have the driver's seat.
 Se crede di poter guidare meglio il team allora lasciate che abbia lui il timone.
be in the habit to solere v
be in the running essere in corsa
be in the works essere in via di esecuzione
be in time essere in orario
be in touch v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (stay in contact)essere in contatto con [qlcn] vi
  mantenersi in contatto con [qlcn] v rif
  (informale)sentirsi con [qlcn] v rif
 Are you two still in touch?
 Vi sentite ancora?
be in touch v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (make contact) (informale: essere in contatto)sentirsi v rif
 We'll be in touch soon.
 Ci sentiamo presto.
be in touch with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (make contact)essere in contatto con qn vi
 Have you been in touch with her recently?
 Sei ancora in contatto con lei?
be in touch with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (habitually be in contact) (rivolto a persone)mantenere i contatti con vtr
  essere in contatto con vi
 Are you still in touch with your friends from high school?
 Sei ancora in contatto con i tuoi ex compagni di liceo?
be incompatible with viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." escludersi v rif
be informed about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (know all about [sth])conoscere bene [qlcs], sapere bene [qlcs] vtr
 Lisa is well informed about American history; she recieved an A+ on her essay.
 Lisa conosce bene la storia americana, ha preso 10 nel suo compito.
be informed about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be told or updated about [sth])essere informato su [qlcs] v
 Through presentations by her staff, the president was informed about the crisis situation in the distant state.
 La presidentessa è stata informata sulla situazione di crisi nel paese distante tramite presentazioni del suo staff.
be insured against all liability v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (have protection against 3rd-party claims)essere assicurato contro ogni responsabilità v
be into it esserci dentro, esserne coinvolto
be intoxicated essere intossicato
be involved in viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."  (un'attività)occuparsi di v rif
be judgmental essere critico
be just essere giusto
be just like [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (be typical, expected of [sb])essere tipico di qn vi
  (essere tipico di [qlcn])essere da [qlcn] vi
 Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese. Quel comportamento ci sorprese molto, non era da lui.
be just the ticket essere proprio quel che ci vuole
be kept waiting essere lasciato ad attendere
be kind to [sb] essere gentile con qualcuno
be knowledgeable about  (essere ferrato in)intendersi di [qc] v rif
be known as essere conosciuto come
be known by essere conosciuto da
be known for [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be identified or famous for)essere noto per vi
 That restaurant is known for its excellent seafood.
be late v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not arrive on time)essere in ritardo vi
  arrivare in ritardo vi
 We have a departmental meeting this morning so I daren't be late. Don't be late for your own wedding.
 Stamattina abbiamo una riunione di reparto quindi non posso essere in ritardo.
 Non arrivate in ritardo al vostro matrimonio.
be led by [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be guided)farsi guidare da [qlcs] v
 I will be led by my doctor's advice.
 Mi farò guidare dai consigli del mio medico.
be led by [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be managed)essere guidato da [qlcn], essere diretto da [qlcn], essere gestito da [qlcn] vi
 The research project was led by a university professor.
 Il progetto di ricerca era diretto da un professore universitario.
be led to do [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be prompted)essere indotto a fare [qlcs] v
 We were led to believe that the chemical was not dangerous, but it turned out to be highly toxic.
 Siamo stati indotti a credere che il composto chimico non fosse pericoloso, ma si è rivelato essere altamente tossico.
be lengthy essere prolisso
be level pegging v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." UK, informal (be in equal position)essere sullo stesso livello vi
be like vi + prep (resemble)essere come qn, essere simile a qn vi
 Michael is just like his father: he loves to play tennis.
 Michele è come suo padre, adora il tennis.
be like a real bear (irritable) (irritabile)avere un diavolo per capello nm
be like talking to a brick wall v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (not be listened to) (figurato: con chi non ascolta)essere come parlare a un muro v
 Talking to Esther is like talking to a brick wall; neither one will listen!
 Parlare a Esther è come parlare al muro; nessuno dei due ascolta.
be located viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be situated)trovarsi v rif
 We are located at the corner of Elm and Main.
 Ci troviamo all'angolo fra Elm e Main Street.
be located viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be found)essere trovato, essere rinvenuto v
  essere individuato v
 The empty wallet was located in a trash bin.
 Il portafoglio vuoto è stato ritrovato in un cestino della spazzatura.
be loved up adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (high on amphetamines) (colloquiale: anfetamine)fatto, sballato agg
be lugged around viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal ([sth] heavy: be carried)essere trasportato, essere portato v
 The heavy suitcase was lugged around the airport by my mother.
 La valigia pesante è stata portata in giro per l'aeroporto da mia madre.
be managed by [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (person: be subordinate to [sb])essere diretto da [qlcn], essere guidato da [qlcn] v
  (informale: subordinato)essere sotto [qlcn] vi
 The engineers are managed by a committee of marketing types.
 Gli ingegneri sono diretti da un gruppo di commerciali.
 Gli ingegneri sono sotto un gruppo di commerciali.
be managed by [sb] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (project: be handled by [sb])essere gestito da [qlcn], essere diretto da [qlcn], essere guidato da [qlcn] vi
be married to essere sposato con
be married to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be dedicated to [sth]: job, vocation) (figurato: dedicarsi a)sposare [qlcs] vtr
  dedicarsi a [qlcs] v rif
be measured up v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (be fitted for clothes) (sartoria, per vestito)farsi prendere le misure vtr
 You'll be measured up by a tailor when you have a custom tweed jacket made.
be mindful of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (give [sth] thought or awareness)essere consapevole di [qlcs], essere conscio di [qlcs] vi
 She only stayed a short time, as she was mindful of her need to study quite a bit before going to bed.
 È stata solo poco tempo dato che era consapevole di dover studiare ancora un bel po' prima di andare a letto.
be missed mancare a qualcuno
be mistaken confondere per
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