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for hire advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to be rented)disponibile in affitto agg
  da affittare
  affittasi
for hire adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for rental)disponibile in affitto agg
  da affittare
for hours on end advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for long stretches of time)per ore e ore avv
for instance advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for example)per esempio avv
for it in luogo di questo
for keeps per sempre
for kicks per gioco; per divertimento
for lack of [sth] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (due to not having [sth])per mancanza di
for laughs per divertimento; per ridere
for lease affittasi v
for less than a meno di
for life advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for the rest of one's life)a vita, per tutta la vita avv
 Marriage is a commitment for life.
 Il matrimonio è un impegno per tutta la vita.
for long advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a considerable time)per lungo tempo, per molto tempo avv
  a lungo avv
for love advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (motivated by love)per amore avv
 Honey, I'm in this business for money not for love.
for love of country per amore di patria
for money advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in exchange for money)per denaro avv
 Honey, I'm in this business for money not for love.
  per soldi avv
for my part per quanto mi riguarda
for next to nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (very cheaply)per quattro soldi, per due soldi, per poco e niente, per pochi spiccioli avv
 They didn't have much money, so they bought an old couch for next to nothing.
 At a yard sale, you can buy anything you want for next to nothing.
 Al mercato delle pulci puoi comprare varie cianfrusaglie per pochi spiccioli.
for nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (freely, free)gratis, gratuitamente avv
 He will help his elderly neighbor with her yard work for nothing.
for nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (ineffectively, without achieving goal)per niente, per nulla avv
 I put in weeks of work for free, and then the client changes his mind - all that effort for nothing!
 Non mi dire che ho fatto tutta questa fatica per niente.
for nothing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (without good reason)senza motivo, senza ragione avv
 The little boy came up from behind and hit me for nothing.
 All'improvviso il cane morse il bambino senza motivo apparente.
for now advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (temporarily, for the moment)per ora, per adesso avv
 Right now we can't afford a new car, so for now we'll just have to make do with the one we've got.
 Adesso non possiamo comprare una nuova macchina, quindi per ora ti dovrai accontentare di quella vecchia.
for once advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a change, for the first time)una buona volta avv
 Maybe I should do my work a little at a time instead of procrastinating, for once.
for one thing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (the first reason is)  (informale)primo avv
  prima di tutto, per prima cosa, innanzitutto avv
 No you can't go out! For one thing you can't afford it and you also promised to babysit tonight.
for others per gli altri
for pennies advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (very cheaply)per pochi spiccioli avv
 She saved money by baking her own bread for pennies.
 E' una casalinga molto accorta, risparmia facendo il pane in casa per pochi spiccioli.
for practical purposes advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (effectively)in effetti, in realtà avv
 He isn't a licensed mechanic, but his work is good for all practical purposes.
for professional services per servizi professionali
for public consumption adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (intended for the general public)rivolto al pubblico, ad uso pubblico agg
 The report was not intended for public consumption, and the Government was hugely embarrassed when it was published on the internet.
 Il documento non era rivolto al pubblico, così vi fu molto imbarazzo quando venne pubblicato.
for real advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (genuinely)per davvero, veramente avv
 Non ci crederai ma gli sono affezionato per davvero.
for rent advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to be hired)disponibile in affitto agg
  da affittare
for rent adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for hire)disponibile in affitto agg
  da affittare
for sale advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to be bought)in vendita avv
for sale adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (available for purchase)in vendita avv
for services rendered advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (payment: for work carried out)per i servizi resi
for short advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (as an abbreviation)in breve avv
for show advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in order to impress, for display only)per impressionare, per fare impressione
 The recent series of raids by the Police were only really for show, and did little to decrease the number of illegal weapons in circulation.
for some reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for an unknown reason)per qualche ragione, per qualche motivo
 For some reason my computer has started crashing whenever I connect it to the network, and I can't work out how to fix the problem.
 Per qualche ragione, ogni volta che tento di collegarmi a Internet il mio computer si spegne e non so come risolvere il problema.
for sure advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (certainly, definitely)per certo, con certezza avv
 Do you know that for sure, or are you guessing?
 Lo sai per certo o stai solo tirando ad indovinare?
for that per quello
for that matter advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intensifier: what is more)se è per questo, se è per quello, peraltro, oltretutto
 I know she doesn't like his music, and for that matter, neither do I.
 Vi ringrazio per l'invito alla sessione jam, ma a mia moglie non piace proprio il jazz e, se è per quello, non piace nemmeno a me.
for that reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (consequently)per questo motivo, di conseguenza avv
 She is always so much fun at our gatherings. For that reason I'm sorry she can't come today.
 Purtroppo l'aeroporto è chiuso per nebbia, per questo motivo non ci è stato possibile partire per le vacanze.
for the asking su richiesta
for the attention of alla cortese attenzione di
for the attention of [sb] advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intended for [sb] to read)all'attenzione di
for the best advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (having a positive or beneficial outcome)meglio così avv
 I am disappointed I could not go, but it may have been for the best, I got lots of studying accomplished.
 Mi dispiace di non essere venuto alla tua festa, ma forse è stato meglio così perché ho avuto modo di studiare per l'esame.
for the better advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in a positive or beneficial way)in meglio
 Her life has changed for the better since she moved here.
 Da quando ha cambiato lavoro, la sua vita è decisamente cambiata in meglio.
for the birds adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (inferior, undesirable)di scarsa qualità agg
 This cheap paper is for the birds. It keeps tearing and jamming in the printer.
for the duration per la durata
for the fun of it advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (purely for enjoyment)per il gusto di farlo
 They love taking a drive in the country just for the fun of it.
 I ragazzi cominciarono a correre nell'erba, solo per il gusto di farlo.
for the hell of it advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for no particular reason)tanto per fare, giusto per fare
Nota: In expressions like this, "heck" is a less offensive euphemism.
 He often jumps over the wall for the hell of it.
 A volte prendo la macchina fotografica e faccio decine di fotografie così, tanto per fare, senza nessun intento preciso.
for the love of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (out of love for)per l'amor di
Nota: Often used as part of an exclamation: "For the love of God..."
 For the love of god, will you please see a doctor.
 Per l'amor di Dio, fatti vedere da un medico!
for the love of God interj. (expression of frustration)per l'amor di Dio! inter
 John, for the love of God, can you please just sit quietly for a minute and let me think?
for the moment advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (now, currently)per ora, al momento avv
for the moment advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for now)per ora, per adesso avv
for the most part advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (mostly, largely)per la maggior parte avv
 I agree with you for the most part, but still have a problem with the timing of the plan.
 Concordo con te per la maggior parte, invece dovremo discutere sulla data di consegna.
for the nth time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (yet again)per l'ennesima volta adv
 For the nth time, please don't slam the door!
 Te lo dico per l'ennesima volta, non tenere lo stereo così alto!
for the people adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (populist, popular)dalla parte del popolo, dalla parte della gente agg
 Politicians always tell us they are for the people.
 Tutti politici si professano dalla parte della gente.
for the period of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (between: specified dates)per un periodo di prep
 He is to be incarcerated for the period of no less than five years.
 Ha ricevuto l'incarico per un periodo di cinque anni.
for the purpose of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (so as to, in order to)al fine di
for the record advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (officially, openly)per la cronaca, giusto per puntualizzare, tanto per precisare
 Yes I was furious but just for the record, I did not swear at him.
for the sake of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (for the good of)per il bene di
for the sake of (because of)per prep
for the sake of argument advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (hypothetically)per ipotesi
  ipoteticamente avv
for the time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (relative to the attitudes of that era)per quei tempi, a quei tempi
 Poter mangiare un tacchino a Natale era assai raro per quei tempi.
for the time being advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (temporarily)per il momento, al momento avv
 My car fell apart so I'm using my bicycle for the time being.
 La mia auto si è guastata quindi per il momento vado a lavorare in bicicletta.
for the time being advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for now)per adesso, per ora avv
for the umpteenth time advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (once more after many repetitions)per l'ennesima volta avv
for this per questo
for this cause per questa causa
for this occasion per questa occasione
for this purpose a tal fine
for this reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (that is why)per questa ragione, per questo motivo, perciò avv
 For this reason, I regretfully resign my post as Minister of Administrative Affairs.
for this reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for that purpose)per questo motivo
for two advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (intended for two persons)per due
for want of per volere di
for what it's worth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (in my opinion)per quello che vale, per quel che vale, per ciò che vale
for what reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (why)per quale ragione, per quale motivo avv
 For what reason are you two hours late arriving home after dark?
 Non so per quale ragione io mi trattenga dal metterti le mani addosso.
for whatever reason advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for any reason)quale che sia il motivo, quale che sia la ragione avv
 I don't know why, but, for whatever reason, he did it.
 Non so il perché, ma quale che sia il motivo l'ha fatto.
for which per il/la quale
for which reason conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that." (this being why)  (formale)per la quale ragione, per la cui ragione, ragione per cui
Nota: formal
 He did not attend the hearing, for which reason his appeal was denied.
 Non si presentò all'udienza, per la quale ragione il suo appello fu respinto.
for years advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for several or many years)per molti anni, per tanti anni, per diversi anni
for years on end advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (continuously for many years)per anni e anni
 She searched for her lost child for years on end, but never found him.
 Dopo aver saputo di essere stato adottato, ha cercato la sua vera madre per anni e anni finché non è riuscito a trovarla.
for years to come advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (for a long time into the future)per gli anni a venire
for you per te
for your benefit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to benefit or help you)per il tuo bene avv
 For your benefit, I recommend you quit smoking.
 Lo dico per il tuo bene, dovresti smettere di fumare.
for your health advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to make you healthier)per la tua salute
 You should start exercising more for your health.
 Fare esercizio fisico è ottimo per la tua salute.
for your information advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (so that you know)per tua informazione
 For your information, this is a genuine designer purse.
for your life per la tua vita
for your money per il tuo denaro
for your part per la tua parte
for yourself advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to benefit you)per il tuo bene
for yourself advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by yourself)da te
 Faresti meglio a fare le cose da te.
forgive [sb] for [sth] perdonare qn per qc vtr
free for the asking libero; a disposizione
free-for-all aperto a tutti
front for nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cover, disguise for: [sth] illicit)copertura nf
 He runs a parcel delivery service as a front for his drug-smuggling operation.
 Il boss mafioso svolgeva l'attività di commerciante come copertura per la sua attività illecita
gasping for air adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (having difficulty breathing)ansimante agg
gear up for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (get ready for, make preparations for)  (figurativo)prepararsi per, prepararsi psicologicamente per vtr
 I'm trying to gear up for my final exams on Monday.
 Come vanno i tuoi studi? - Mi sto preparando psicologicamente per l'ultimo esame.
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