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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)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 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
 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)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
 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 reach of)oltre prep
  fuori da prep
 The escaped convict is past the reach of the law.
 Il carcerato evaso è oltre la portata della legge.
 Il carcerato evaso è fuori dalla portata della legge.
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 amount)maggiore agg
  oltre prep
 This quantity of food is well past what I'm used to consuming at a single meal.
 Questa quantità di cibo è molto maggiore di quello che sono abituato a consumare in un solo pasto.
 Questa quantità di cibo è ben oltre quella che sono abituato a consumare in un pasto singolo.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
a quarter 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: fifteen minutes after)e un quarto
a thing of the past una cosa del passato
be a thing of the past v informal (no longer be a problem)un lontano ricordo
be past essere passato
break with the past v (abandon a tradition)rompere con il passato vi
 My cousin broke with the past and didn't cook a turkey for Thanksgiving.
 Basta con queste abitudini vecchie! Bisogna avere il coraggio di rompere con il passato.
break with the past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (abandonment of a tradition)rottura con il passato nf
 In a break with the past, young women's fathers no longer give them away during the wedding ceremony.
 La trasformazione del Palazzo Reale in museo segnò la rottura con il passato.
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 vtr phrasal informal (move effortlessly by: [sb])oltrepassare con facilità, sorpassare con facilità vi
breeze past vtr phrasal informal (overtake or outscore easily)sorpassare in scioltezza, sorpassare senza problemi, surclassare, lasciare indietro vtr
brush past vtr phrasal (skim lightly 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
far past passato remoto
get past viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (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 vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (move beyond: an obstruction)oltrepassare, superare, passare vtr
 The driver was unable to get past the roadblock.
 After the trip was cancelled, I couldn't get past my disappointment.
go past viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (pass by, move past)superare, andare oltre vtr
golden past nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (prosperous history)splendori passati nmpl
half past mezz'ora dopo le (ora)
half past four nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (time: four thirty)quattro e mezzo, quattro e mezza nfpl
 We will meet at the airport at half past four.
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
 The Time Machine was a book about somebody who travelled into the past.
long-past oltre adv
look past vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (disregard, not be distracted by)non fare caso a, non notare
 It was difficult to look past the unsightly mole on his face.
march past parata nf
move past viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literal (go by)passare oltre vi
move past viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (stop being hindered by: troubles, pain, etc)superare vtr
move past 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
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".
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 times tempi passati
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
quarter past preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (fifteen minutes after the hour)quindici minuti dopo l'ora
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 sometime in the remote past.
see past [sth] v informal, figurative (find [sth] of value hidden behind [sth])  (figurato: vedere oltre)vedere al di là di qc vtr
see past [sth] v (not be mislead by [sth])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
the past il passato nm
to the past al passato
walk past viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (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.
whoosh past
whoosh by
vi + adv
(move by rapidly)sfrecciare
 The freight train whooshed past without stopping.
whoosh past [sth]/[sb] vi + prep (pass rapidly)sfrecciare via
 She had hoped the car would slow down, but it whooshed past her.
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