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past perfect, simple past

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past preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (beyond in position)dopo, oltre prep
 I am a little past the pharmacy right now.
 Sono un po' dopo la farmacia adesso.
past preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (beyond in number)oltre prep
 He is past the retirement age for his company.
 Lui è oltre l'età pensionabile secondo la sua azienda.
past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (time gone by)passato nm
 In the past, we used to wash our clothes by hand.
 Nel passato lavavamo i vestiti a mano.
past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grammar: past tense) (grammatica)passato nm
 The word "ate" is the past of "eat".
 La parola "mangiai" è il passato di "mangio".
past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (previous)passato agg
  precedente, antecedente agg
 Past governments were not friendly to the press.
 I passati governi non erano amichevoli con la stampa.
 
Additional Translations
past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (done, over)passato agg
  trascorso agg
 Past events are over; let's concentrate on the present.
 Gli eventi passati sono passati, concentriamoci sul presente.
past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (former)ex agg
  precedente agg
 The three past Senators are no longer involved in government.
 I tre ex senatori non collaborano più con il governo.
past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (recent)scorso, passato agg
 During the past few days, it has rained a lot.
 Nei giorni scorsi ha piovuto un sacco.
past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." dated (ago)fa avv
 He worked as a cook five years past.
 Lavorava come cuoco cinque anni fa.
past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (grammar) (grammatica)passato nm
  passato agg
 He uses the past tense incorrectly at times.
 A volte usa il passato in modo scorretto.
 A volte usa il tempo passato scorrettamente.
past advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (by)davanti, oltre, dopo prep
 He walked past the pharmacy.
 E' passato davanti alla farmacia.
past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (background)passato nm
 The past helps to explain the present.
 Il passato aiuta a spiegare il presente.
past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (personal history)passato nm
  trascorsi nmpl
 While he seemed like a nice person, he hid his past from everybody.
 Anche se sembrava una brava persona, nascondeva il suo passato a tutti.
past preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (time: after) (nel dire l'ora)e cong
 I'll see you at five past four this afternoon.
 Ci vediamo alle quattro e cinque oggi pomeriggio.
past preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (beyond)oltre prep
  fuori da prep
  più di avv
 The escaped convict is past the reach of the law. This quantity of food is well past what I'm used to consuming at a single meal.
 Il carcerato evaso è fuori dalla portata della legge.
 Ho mangiato ben di più di quanto sono abituato a fare in un singolo pasto.
past preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (no longer able to)non essere più in grado di, non essere più capace di vi
 I'm way past staying up all night.
 Non sono più in grado di stare in piedi tutta la notte.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a quarter past exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (time: fifteen minutes after) (negli orari)e un quarto
 He arrived at a quarter past nine.
 È arrivato alle nove e un quarto.
a thing of the past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] obsolete)una cosa del passato, una cosa che appartiene al passato nf
a thing of the past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] no longer a problem) (figurato: non più un problema)un lontano ricordo nm
be past essere passato
blaze past 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 fast)andare come un fulmine vi
 The car blazed past in a cloud of exhaust fumes.
 L'automobile andava come un fulmine in una nuvola di gas di scarico.
blaze past [sb/sth] vi + prep (pass rapidly)passare rapidamente vi
blaze past [sb/sth] vi + prep figurative (sportsperson, team: defeat) (figurato: sconfiggere)stracciare vtr
 They blazed past the opposing team to win their first victory of the season.
break with the past v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (abandon tradition)rompere con il passato, rompere con la tradizione vi
 My cousin broke with the past and didn't cook a turkey for Thanksgiving.
 Mia cugina ha rotto con la tradizione e per il Ringraziamento non ha preparato il tacchino.
break with the past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (abandoning tradition)rottura con il passato, rottura con la tradizione nf
 In a break with the past, young women's fathers no longer give them away during the wedding ceremony.
 In rottura con il passato, durante la cerimonia nuziale i padri delle giovani donne non fanno più il gesto di lasciarle andare.
breeze past 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 (move by effortlessly)oltrepassare con facilità, sorpassare con facilità, muoversi in scioltezza vi
breeze past [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] informal (move by: [sb])oltrepassare con facilità, sorpassare con facilità vi
 They just breezed past the painting without stopping to look.
 Hanno appena oltrepassato il quadro con facilità senza fermarsi a guardare.
breeze past [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 (overtake or outscore easily)sorpassare in scioltezza, sorpassare senza problemi, surclassare, lasciare indietro vtr
 As they approached the finish line, she breezed past everyone and won the race.
 Mentre si avvicinavano alla linea d'arrivo, lei sorpassò tutti senza problemi e vinse la corsa.
brush past [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] (skim in passing)sfregare contro, strisciare contro vi
  farsi largo attraverso vi
distant past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a time long ago)lontano passato nm
 The light you see from stars is light from the distant past.
 La luce che vedi dalle stelle viene da un lontano passato.
far past passato remoto
get past 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 beyond an obstruction)passare vi
 Rocks had fallen on the road and we could not get past.
 Era caduta una frana sulla strada e non potevamo passare.
get past [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] (move beyond: an obstruction)oltrepassare, superare, passare vtr
 The driver was unable to get past the roadblock.
 L'autista non riuscì a superare il blocco stradale.
go past [sth/sb] 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." (pass by, move past)andare oltre vi
go past [sth/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] (pass by)superare qlcs vtr
  andare oltre qlcs vi
golden past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (prosperous history)splendori passati nmpl
half past,
half
preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
(thirty minutes after (the hour)) (preceduto dall'ora)e mezzo, e mezza
 School usually finishes at half past three, but today we finished at half two!
 Di solito la scuola finisce alle tre e mezza, ma oggi abbiamo finito alle due e mezza!
half past adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (thirty minutes after (the hour)) (informale)alla mezza
 I finish work at 5, so I'll drop by to pick you up at about half past.
half past noon  (mezzogiorno e mezzo)mezza nf
in the past advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (previously)una volta, in passato avv
 In the past I always cycled to work but I live too far away now.
 Una volta andavo al lavoro in bicicletta, ma ora abito troppo lontano e non mi è più possibile.
in the past advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (long ago, in earlier times)in passato, un tempo, una volta avv
 In the past, long before modern industrialization, all the work was done by hand.
 In passato, molto prima della moderna industrializzazione, tutti i lavori venivano fatti a mano.
in times past nel passato
into the past advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (backwards in time)in passato, nel passato avv
 I'm writing a novel about a man who travels into the past.
 Sto scrivendo un romanzo su un uomo che viaggia nel passato.
long-past oltre adv
look past [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] (disregard, not be distracted by)non fare caso a vi
  non notare vtr
 It was difficult to look past the unsightly mole on his face.
march past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (military parade) (militare)parata nf
move past 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." (go by)passare oltre vi
move past [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 (stop being hindered by: troubles, pain, etc) (figurato)superare vtr
move past [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] (go by, pass)superare, oltrepassare vtr
  passare da, passare oltre vi
  passare accanto a vi
past due,
past-due
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(payment: overdue, late)scaduto, insoluto agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
past experience esperienza passata
past history nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] that has been forgiven)storia vecchia, storia passata nf
 That fight between the girls was past history, it was water under the bridge.
 È vero che, per problemi di ragazzi, in passato le due cugine non si parlavano più, ma ormai è storia vecchia e hanno ripreso a frequentarsi.
past history nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (patient's medical history)storia clinica nf
  (medicina)anamnesi nf
 The doctor asked the man a number of questions to establish his past history when he came in with pains in his chest.
past life nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (previous incarnation)vita precedente nf
past master nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] skilled and successful at [sth](figurato)maestro nm
 Don't believe a word he says. He's a past master at lying.
 Non credere assolutamente a quello che ti dice: Mario è un maestro nel raccontare bugie.
past participle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (perfect-tense verb form)participio passato nm
 “Eaten” is the past participle of "eat".
 "Mangiato" è il participio passato di "mangiare".
past perfect nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grammar: pluperfect, verb tense of action previously completed) (grammatica)trapassato nm
 We use the past perfect to say that one action happened before another.
past tense nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grammar: verb tense of past actions or states) (grammatica)passato nm
 The past tense of the verb 'to walk' is 'walked'.
past time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (period in history)tempi passati nmpl
past-due account nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (unpaid debt)insoluto nm
past-due bill nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (notice of late payment)avviso di insoluto nm
 There was a mountain of past-due bills on the desk.
 Sulla scrivania c'era una pila di avvisi di insoluto.
quarter past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fifteen minutes after the hour) (negli orari)e un quarto
 It's three o'clock now; I can stay here till quarter past.
 Ora sono le tre; posso stare fino alle tre e un quarto.
recent past passato recente
relic of the past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sth] obsolete, outmoded)reliquia del passato nf
  retaggio del passato nm
remote past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (time long ago)lontano passato nm
 This ruin was inhabited by a farming family some time in the remote past.
 Questo rudere è stato abitato da una famiglia di fattori in un qualche punto in un lontano passato.
see past [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] informal, figurative (disregard: negative aspects of) (figurato: vedere oltre)vedere al di là di qlcs vtr
see past [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] (not be mislead by)traduzione non disponibile
simple past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grammatical tense: preterit)passato semplice nm
swish past 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." (go by with a hissing sound)frusciare via, sibilare via vi
the past il passato nm
to the past al passato
walk past 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." (go by on foot) (a piedi)passare davanti vi
 Each day children walk past my house on their way to school.
 Ogni giorno bambini passano davanti a casa mia mentre vanno a scuola.
walk past [sth/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] (go by on foot) (a piedi)passare davanti vi
whoosh past,
whoosh by
vi + adv
(move by rapidly)sfrecciare vi
 The freight train whooshed past without stopping.
whoosh past [sth/sb] vi + prep (pass rapidly)sfrecciare via vi
 She had hoped the car would slow down, but it whooshed past her.
zoom past 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 (go by fast)schizzare via vi
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