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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (nearby)vicino, accanto avv
  (figurato: vicino)a portata di mano loc avv
 Keep your phone close, in case he calls!
 Tieni il telefono vicino, se mai dovesse chiamare.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (near)vicino, prossimo agg
 Be careful, the 'edit' and 'delete' buttons are dangerously close!
 Attento, i pulsanti "modifica" e "cancella" sono pericolosamente vicini!
close to [sth/sb] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (near to)vicino a, accanto a, prossimo a prep
 The bank is close to the post office.
 La banca è accanto all'ufficio postale.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (relation: near) (di parentela)stretto agg
  (amicizia)intimo agg
  (amicizia)buono agg
 The two boys are close cousins.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Ci siamo conosciuti perché abitiamo vicini.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Siamo amici intimi fin dai tempi del liceo.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Siamo buoni amici fin dai tempi del liceo.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (people: intimate)stretto, intimo agg
  (informale: amicizia)per la pelle loc agg
 Jill and I are close friends.
 Io e Jill siamo amici stretti.
 Io e Jill siamo amici per la pelle
close to [sb] adj + prep figurative (intimate with) (figurato: rapporto stretto)legato a agg
 Ben has always been close to his sister.
 Ben è sempre stato legato a sua sorella.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (closely associated) (figurato: simile, associabile)vicino agg
 Her philosophy is close to that of Roger, who was her teacher and mentor.
 La sua filosofia è vicina a quella di Roger, che è stato suo professore e mentore.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become shut)chiudersi v rif
 The door slowly closed.
 La porta si è chiusa lentamente.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (shut)chiudere vtr
 Please close the window.
 Per favore chiudi la finestra.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (united) (figurato: unito)vicino agg
 Their views about history are extremely close.
 I loro punti di vista riguardo alla storia sono molto vicini.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (similar)simile agg
  assomigliarsi v rif
 The twins are close in appearance.
 I gemelli si assomigliano.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (relationship: intimate)stretto, intimo agg
 They have a close, romantic relationship.
 Hanno un rapporto stretto, romantico.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (compact, tight)fitto agg
 My sweater has a close weave.
 Il mio maglione ha un tessuto fitto.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (fitting tightly)combaciare vi
 This key is a close fit to the lock.
 Questa chiave combacia con la serratura.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cut near to the base)accurato agg
 I prefer a straight razor because it gives me a close shave.
 Preferisco un rasoio a testina dritta perché mi assicura una rasatura accurata.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (on topic)in tema loc agg
 Please stay close to the question under discussion.
 Per favore rimani in tema con la questione che stiamo discutendo.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (rigorous)attento, accurato, rigoroso, minuzioso agg
 A close examination will reveal that the theory is correct.
 Un attento esame rivelerà che la teoria è corretta.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (atmosphere: stuffy)viziato, soffocante, opprimente, afoso agg
  (aria)di chiuso loc agg
 The atmosphere in the room was close.
 Nella stanza c'era un'aria viziata.
 Nella stanza c'era odore di chiuso.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (contest: almost even)serrato, combattuto, avvincente agg
  equilibrato agg
 Alan won a close race.
 Alan ha vinto una corsa serrata.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (secret: well guarded) (segreto)stretto agg
 The information was a close secret.
 L'informazione era sotto stretto segreto.
close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (confined)stretto, breve agg
 The guards kept the prisoner at close quarters.
 Le guardie tenevano il prigioniero a breve distanza.
close to [sth] adj + prep (nearly equal, almost)simile in agg
 You and I are close to the same height.
 Io e te siamo simili in altezza.
close nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (act of closing)chiusura nf
 You have to finish by close of business today.
 Oggi devi finire il lavoro entro la chiusura.
close nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conclusion)conclusione nf
  termine, fine nm
 The conference came to a close.
 La conferenza è giunta a conclusione.
close nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (cul-de-sac)strada residenziale chiusa nf
 We live on a lovely close near the edge of town.
 Viviamo presso una strada residenziale chiusa, quasi in periferia.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (unite)giungersi, stringersi v rif
 Her hands closed in prayer as she bowed her head.
 Le sue mani si giunsero in preghiera mentre lei inchinò la testa.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (end)chiudersi, concludersi v rif
  terminare vi
 The proceedings closed on time.
 Le procedure si sono chiuse in tempo.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (cease to operate) (con l'ausiliare avere)chiudere vi
  (figurato, informale)chiudere i battenti vtr
 My favourite restaurant closed.
 Il mio ristorante preferito ha chiuso.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (store: cease trading)chiudere vi
 The store closed at nine pm.
 Il negozio ha chiuso alle nove di sera.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (end performances)terminare, finire vi
 The play closes on Monday.
 La commedia finisce lunedì.
close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (financial: market day end)chiudere vi
 The market closed on a high today.
 La borsa oggi ha chiuso in rialzo.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (fill in)chiudere, completare, concludere vtr
 The builders closed the wall with the last brick.
 I muratori hanno completato il muro con l'ultimo mattone.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (conclude)chiudere, concludere vtr
 The final speaker closed the session.
 L'ultimo relatore ha chiuso la sessione.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (block) (bloccare)chiudere vtr
 Workers have closed the road.
 Gli operai hanno chiuso la strada.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (join, unite)chiudere vtr
 The people closed the circle by joining hands.
 Le persone hanno chiuso il cerchio tenendosi per le mani.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (finalize)chiudere vtr
 Let's close the negotiations now.
 Ora chiudiamo le negoziazioni.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." informal (make a sale)concludere vtr
 The salesman hopes to close the deal today.
 Il rappresentante spera di concludere oggi l'affare.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cease operations)chiudere vtr
 The company closed the factory on Christmas day.
 L'azienda ha chiuso la fabbrica il giorno di Natale.
close [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (nautical: approach)accostarsi a, avvicinarsi a v rif
 The ship closed land that morning.
 La nave si è accostata alla terraferma quella mattina.
  Manca qualcosa di importante? Segnala un errore o suggerisci miglioramenti

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
at close quarters advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (near together)a stretto contatto
  a breve distanza
  corpo a corpo
 People who work on submarines learn to live at close quarters with others.
 Chi lavora sui sottomarini impara a convivere a stretto contatto con gli altri.
at close range,
from close range
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(from near the target)a distanza ravvicinata
 Despite security checks, the assassin managed to smuggle a pistol into the press conference, and shot the President from close range.
 Nonostante i controlli di sicurezza l'assassino è riuscito a introdurre una pistola alla conferenza stampa e a sparare al Presidente a distanza ravvicinata.
bring [sth] to a close v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (end or complete [sth])concludere, chiudere vtr
  finire, terminare vtr
  portare [qlcs] a termine vtr
 Everyone at the meeting was tired and cranky, so we brought it to a close.
 Alla riunione erano tutti stanchi e scontrosi, quindi l'abbiamo conclusa.
close at hand,
close to hand
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(convenient, nearby)a portata di mano loc agg
 In flu season, keep a box of tissues close at hand.
 Nella stagione dell'influenza tenete dei fazzoletti a portata di mano.
close at hand adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (imminent)vicino, imminente agg
 "Nuclear war is close at hand!" was emblazoned on the black and yellow leaflets.
 "La guerra nucleare è imminente!" c'era scritto sui volantini gialli e neri.
close by advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (near, in close proximity)a breve distanza
 Gerald's sister lives close by so it's easy for him to visit her.
 La sorella di Gerald vive a breve distanza, quindi per lui è facile andarla a trovare.
close by,
close-by
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(near)poco distante avv
 Is there a close-by store where we could buy eggs?
 Esiste un negozio poco distante dove possiamo comprare delle uova?
close call nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative (narrow escape) (figurato)cavarsela per un pelo vtr
 Phew! That was a close call. I thought he was going to ask to see my ID.
 Meno male! Me la sono cavata per un pelo. Pensavo che mi avrebbe chiesto la mia carta d'identità.
close call nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sth] hard to decide) (figurato: gara, concorso, ecc.)testa a testa
 It was a close call, but they declared him the winner.
 È stato un testa a testa, ma hanno dichiarato lui il vincitore.
close corporation (business)società controllata a scarso flottante nf
  società controllata dai suoi direttori nf
close down 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." (business: cease trading) (cessare l'attività)chiudere vi
  cessare l'attività vtr
 When the doctor was killed, the clinic was forced to close down.
 Dopo che il medico è stato ucciso hanno dovuto chiudere la clinica.
close [sth] down 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." (prevent [sth] from operating)chiudere vtr
 The Women's Anti-Exploitation League vowed to close down the porno shop.
 L'Associazione contro lo sfruttamento delle donne votò a favore della chiusura del porno shop.
close friend nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (intimate acquaintance)amico intimo nm
 Tom is a close friend of mine.
 Tom è un mio amico intimo.
close in 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." (pursuit: get closer)avanzare vi
  avvicinarsi v rif
 The enemy is closing in on our troups.
 Il nemico sta avanzando verso le nostre truppe.
close in on [sb/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] (pursuit: get closer) (inseguendo)raggiungere, riprendere vtr
  (figurato, informale)essere alle costole di, stare alle costole di vi
 Drive faster! The cops are closing in on us!
 Vai più veloce! La polizia ci sta alle costole!
close in on [sb/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] figurative (make claustrophobic)stringersi intorno a v rif
  accerchiare vtr
 Inside the small room, he felt like the walls were closing in on him.
 Dentro la stanzetta gli sembrava che i muri gli si stringessero intorno.
close match nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pairing of two similar things)simile agg
 Mom's handbag and shoes are not exactly the same color, but they are a very close match.
 La borsetta e le scarpe della mamma non sono esattamente dello stesso colore, ma molto simile.
close match nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sports: game won by a very small margin) (sport)partita equilibrata nf
  (sport)incontro alla pari, incontro equilibrato nm
 It was a close match but the Seagulls won on penalties.
 È stata una partita equilibrata, ma poi i Seagulls hanno vinto ai rigori.
close of day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (end of the day, evening)fine giornata nf
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Le operazioni di fine giornata si concludono attorno alle sei.
close of day adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (at end of the day) (finanza: chiusura)fine giornata nf
 Close-of-day equity prices for domestic and foreign stock exchanges are available from many on-line sources.
close of day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. euphemism (death) (figurato: morte)fine dei giorni nf
 In his famous poem, Dylan Thomas urges that approaching death is to be resisted, that "old age should burn and rave at close of day".
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Sentendo avvicinarsi la fine dei suoi giorni decise di tornare al paese.
close of pleadings nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (law: no further documents)termine per il deposito di atti e documenti nm
close [sth] off,
close off [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."
(block, shut off) (di strada, passaggio)bloccare [qlcs] vtr
  chiudere [qlcs]
 The police closed off the road due to a bad accident.
 La polizia bloccò la strada per via di un brutto incidente.
close out 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." US (discount stock)liquidare, svendere vtr
close [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." US (account: terminate)chiudere vtr
close [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." (sport: bring to end)chiudere vtr
  sospendere vtr
 The team closed the game out with a goal in the final minute to win 3-1.
 La squadra ha chiuso la partita con un goal all'ultimo minuto e ha vinto 3-1.
close [sb] 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." (exclude, prevent from entering)lasciar fuori vtr
 Bill closed the dog out of the room.
 Bill ha lasciato il cane fuori dalla stanza.
close quarters nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (cramped space)ristrettezze economiche nfpl
 Considering its close quarters, the rent on the apartment was outrageous.
 Considerate le sue ristrettezze, l'affitto dell'appartamento era esagerato.
close ranks 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." (group: stay united)restare uniti vi
  serrare i ranghi vtr
close relation nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (member of immediate family)parenti stretti nmpl
 Only her close relations were invited to the wedding ceremony.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Gli sposi volevano un matrimonio intimo e hanno invitato solo i parenti più stretti.
  parentela stretta nf
close shave nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (narrow escape) (figurato)sfiorare vtr
 He walked away from the accident knowing he had just had a close shave with death.
 Se n'è andato dal luogo dell'incidente consapevole che la morte lo aveva sfiorato.
close shave nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (facial hair: trim)rasatura a fil di pelle nf
 I can't seem to get a close shave with my electric razor.
 Col mio rasoio elettrico non riesco proprio a fare una rasatura a fil di pelle.
close shot (movie industry)primo piano nm
close the door on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (rule out, exclude)precludere vtr
 The politician's latest comments, unfortunately, closed the door on a peace agreement between the two countries.
 Purtroppo le ultime dichiarazioni del politico hanno precluso un accordo di pace tra i due paesi.
close the door on [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (on [sb]: shut door to exclude)chiudere la porta in faccia a [qlcn] vtr
 Non mi voleva alla riunione così mi ha chiuso la porta in faccia.
close the gap v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (equalize [sth])eliminare le differenze vtr
  colmare il divario vtr
close the gap between [sth] and [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (equalize [sth])eliminare le differenze tra vtr
  colmare il divario vtr
close to home exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." figurative (affecting [sb] personally) (figurato: coinvolgere)toccare da vicino, toccare nel profondo vtr
  (figurato, idiomatico)toccare un nervo scoperto vtr
  coinvolgere emotivamente vtr
 I was upset by the film; the issues raised in it were very close to home.
close to home exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (locally)vicino casa, vicino a casa
 I like to shop close to home to support local businesses.
 Mi piace fare la spesa vicino casa per supportare i negozietti locali.
close to the bone adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative, informal (uncomfortably close to the truth)terribilmente vicino a scoprire la verità loc agg
  prossimo alla verità loc agg
  che tocca una corda sensibile loc agg
close to the knuckle exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." UK, figurative (potentially offensive)al limite della decenza
close to your heart,
near your heart
exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
(cherished, important) (idiomatico)stare a cuore vi
 It's a subject that's close to my heart.
 È un argomento che mi sta a cuore.
close together adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (near to one another,)ravvicinato, vicino agg
 If his eyes weren't so close together, he'd be almost handsome.
 Se non avesse gli occhi così ravvicinati, sarebbe persino bello.
close up 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." (shop: shut) (negozio)chiudere vi
 He closed up and counted the day's takings.
 Ha chiuso e ha contato l'incasso della giornata.
close up 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." (wound: heal)rimarginarsi, cicatrizzarsi, chiudersi v rif
 The wound will gradually close up over time.
 La ferita si cicatrizzerà gradualmente nel tempo.
close [sth] up,
close 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."
(shut)chiudere vtr
 Nina closed up the shop and went home.
 Nina chiuse il negozio e andò a casa.
close-up,
also US: closeup
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(film shot: up close) (cinema)primo piano nm
 The actress said that she was ready for her close-up.
 L'attrice ha detto di essere pronta per il suo primo piano.
close-up,
close shot,
also US: closeup
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(photo: taken up close) (fotografia)primo piano nm
 In the closeup, she is smiling self-consciously at the photographer.
 Nel primo piano lei sorride sicura di sé al fotografo.
close-up,
also US: closeup
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(intimate, detailed)dettagliato, attento agg
 The book provides a close-up insight into the film star's life.
 Il libro fornisce un approfondimento dettagliato sulla vita della star del cinema.
close-up,
also US: closeup
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(very near)a poca distanza
  vicino agg
 The photographer is taking some close-up shots of the fashion model.
 Il fotografo scatta alcune foto a poca distanza alla modella.
close up,
close-up,
up close
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(from very near)vicino, più vicino
  a distanza ravvicinata
 Matt moved close up so he could get a better view of the painting.
 Matt andò più vicino per avere una migliore visione del quadro.
close your ears to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (refuse to listen to [sth](figurato, idiomatico)fare orecchie da mercante vtr
close your eyes v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (shut your eyelids)chiudere gli occhi vtr
 When you feel stressed, just relax, close your eyes and take deep breaths.
 Quando vi sentite stressati, rilassatevi, chiudete gli occhi e fate dei respiri profondi.
close your eyes to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (ignore [sth](figurato: ignorare)far finta di non vedere vtr
 Most families close their eyes to the fact that they're responsible for their children's failure.
 La maggior parte delle famiglie fanno finta di non vedere che sono responsabili del fallimento dei propri figli.
close-cropped adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (hair, grass: cut short) (capelli, erba)tagliato corto agg
close-fitting adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (clothing: tight)attillato, aderente agg
 Her close-fitting dress emphasised her slim figure.
 Il suo vestito attillato metteva in risalto la sua corporatura snella.
close-knit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (family, community: close) (famiglia, gruppo, comunità)unito, compatto agg
 Welsh mining villages formed close-knit communities bonded together by Religion and Rugby.
 I villaggi delle zone minerarie gallesi hanno formato delle comunità compatte tenute insieme dalla religione e dal rugby.
close-minded,
closed-minded
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(blinkered, intolerant)di idee ristrette, di vedute ristrette
 He's so close-minded I can't discuss politics with him at all.
 È di idee talmente ristrette che non si può parlare di politica con lui senza litigare.
close-range adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (position: close-up)distanza ravvicinata nf
 I could only ever hit the bulls-eye at close range.
 Riuscivo a centrare il bersaglio solo da distanza ravvicinata.
close-up view nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] seen from very near)vista ravvicinata nf
closedown,
close-down
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(cessation of work or business) (fabbrica, impresa)chiusura nf
  (fabbrica, impresa)sospensione della produzione nf
 The health and safety inspector ordered a complete closedown until the factory could be made safe.
closefisted,
UK: close-fisted
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US (miserly, stingy) (informale)taccagno, spilorcio, tirato agg
closemouthed,
UK: close-mouthed
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
US, figurative (reluctant to divulge information)reticente agg
  (informale)che ha la bocca cucita
cutting it close,
cutting it fine
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal, figurative (finishing just in time)essere al limite vi
  (appena sufficiente)essere giusto giusto, essere lì lì vi
  lasciare poco margine vtr
draw to a close,
draw to an end
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(finish)volgere al termine, giungere al termine vi
  porre fine a [qlcs] vtr
 As the evening drew to a close, the orchestra played a final waltz.
 Quando la serata giungeva al termine l'orchestra suonò un ultimo valzer.
 Dopo un'ora al telefono lei pose fine alla conversazione.
draw [sth] to a close v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (bring to an end)porre fine a vtr
 After an hour on the phone, she drew the conversation to a close.
 Dopo un'ora al telefono, pose fine alla conversazione.
get close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (time: approach) (temporalmente)avvicinarsi v rif
  (temporalmente: figurato)essere alle porte vi
 Christmas is getting close again.
 E di nuovo il Natale è alle porte.
get close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move very near) (fisicamente)avvicinarsi, accostarsi v rif
 He got so close I could see every blackhead on his face.
 Si era avvicinato così tanto che riuscivo a vedere i punti neri della sua faccia.
get close to nature v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (spend time outdoors)stare a contatto con la natura, stare all'aria aperta vi
 Mary loves plants and her job as a botanist allows her to get close to Nature.
 Mary adora le piante ed essendo un botanico può stare a stretto contatto con la natura.
grow close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become intimate or friendly)avvicinarsi v rif
  affezionarsi v rif
 My best friend and I grew close during several classes we took together in our final year of college.
 Io e la mia migliore amica ci siamo avvicinate frequentando insieme numerose lezioni durante l'ultimo anno di università.
hit close to home v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (affect [sb] personally) (figurato)riguardare [qlcn] da vicino vtr
 Even though he wasn't talking about me, the speaker's comments about being sympathetic to your children hit close to home.
keep a close watch on [sb/sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (monitor [sth], [sb] attentively)tenere sott'occhio, tenere d'occhio vtr
  vigilare attentamente su vi
 Parents of teenagers have to keep a close watch on everything they do.
keep [sb/sth] close vtr + adj (keep nearby)tenere vicino vtr
 Claire decided to work from home so that she could keep her children close.
 Claire ha deciso di lavorare da casa per tenere vicini i suoi figli.
keep close vi + adj (stay near)stare vicino, restare vicino, rimanere vicino vi
 Tina told the twins to keep close as they crossed the busy road.
 Tina ha detto ai gemelli di restare vicini mentre attraversavano la strada trafficata.
keep close to [sb/sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (stay near)restare vicino a, stare vicino a vi
 Keep close to me when we're at the concert. I don't want you to get lost.
 Quando saremo al concerto resta vicino a me, non voglio che tu ti perda.
keep [sb/sth] under close watch v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (monitor [sth], [sb] constantly)tenere sotto stretto controllo vtr
pay close attention v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take notice)prestare molta attenzione, fare molta attenzione vtr
 I was paying close attention but I still have no idea how the magician lifted your watch!
 Ho fatto molta attenzione ma non sono ancora in grado di capire come abbia fatto il mago a sollevare il tuo orologio!
pay close attention to [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (take notice of [sth])prestare molta attenzione a, fare molta attenzione a vtr
 Pay close attention to what I say because I won't repeat it.
close relation nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. often plural (immediate family)parente stretto nm
shut your eyes,
close your eyes
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(close your eyelids)chiudere gli occhi vtr
 I have a big surprise for you, so shut your eyes and I'll bring it in.
 Ho una gran sorpresa per te e se chiudi gli occhi la porto dentro.
shut your eyes,
shut your eyes to [sth],
close your eyes to [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative (ignore [sth](figurato)chiudere un occhio vtr
  non voler vedere vtr
  ignorare vtr
 She shut her eyes to her husband's activities.
 Chiudeva un occhio sulle attività di suo marito.
 Non voleva vedere le attività di suo marito.
take a close look,
take a careful look
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(examine, inspect [sth])guardare attentamente, osservare attentamente vtr
 If you take a close look, you'll see that this banknote has no watermark - it's a forgery.
 Se guardi attentamente vedrai che questa banconota non ha la filigrana: è un falso.
take a close look at [sth/sb],
take a careful look at [sth/sb]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(examine, inspect [sth])fare un controllo approfondito, controllare attentamente, guardare attentamente vtr
 Before buying a used car, I take a careful look at the engine.
 Prima di comprare un'auto usata controllo attentamente il motore.
too close for comfort adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (dangerously near to [sth/sb])troppo vicino per sentirsi a proprio agio loc agg
  vicino in modo fastidioso loc agg
 The suspicious-looking man was too close for comfort, so we crossed the street.
under close surveillance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (being watched intently)sotto stretta sorveglianza avv
 The government kept the official under close surveillance.
 I prigionieri mafiosi sono sotto stretta sorveglianza.
under close surveillance adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (watched intently)sotto stretta sorveglianza
up close advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at close range)da vicino avv
Nota: A hyphen is used when the term is an adjective that precedes a noun.
up close and personal advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (face to face, intimately)in intimità avv
up-close adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (intimate, close-up)ravvicinato agg
  a stretto contatto loc agg
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