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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
safe adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (secure)sicuro agg
 We live in a safe neighbourhood.
 Viviamo in un quartiere sicuro.
safe adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person: free from danger)al sicuro, al riparo, fuori pericolo loc avv
 You're safe here. They can't get you now.
 Sei al sicuro qui. Adesso non possono più prenderti.
safe adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cautious)prudente, cauto agg
 The chess player made a safe move.
 Lo scacchista ha fatto una mossa prudente.
safe nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (strong box)cassaforte nf
 The businessman kept his money in a safe.
 L'uomo d'affari teneva il suo denaro in una cassaforte.
 
Additional Translations
safe adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (dependable)sicuro, affidabile agg
 That horse is a safe bet.
 Quel cavallo è una scommessa sicura.
safe adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (baseball: not out) (baseball)salvo agg
 The runner was safe at first base.
 Il corridore era salvo in prima base.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
as safe as houses,
safe as houses
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative, informal (secure)sicurissimo agg
be on the safe side essere tranquillo
be safe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (not be in danger)essere al sicuro vi
 I locked the documents in the drawer, so now they're safe.
 Ho chiuso a chiave i documenti nel cassetto, quindi ora sono al sicuro.
be safe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (not be dangerous)essere innocuo, non essere pericoloso, essere sicuro vi
 The manufacturer guarantees that these toys are safe for children.
 Il produttore garantisce che questi giocattoli non sono pericolosi per i bambini.
Better safe than sorry. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." informal (It's wise to take precautions.) (idiomatico)prevenire è meglio che curare
fail safe sicurezza intrinseca
fail-safe adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (equipped with a backup system)intrinsecamente sicuro, a prova di guasti agg
  fail-safe agg invar
keep [sb/sth] safe 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." (avoid harm coming to)tenere al sicuro vtr
  tenere al riparo vtr
 I promised to always keep you safe and I meant it. Would you keep my camera safe while I go for a swim, please?
 Ho promesso di tenerti sempre al sicuro e lo intendevo. Terresti al sicuro la mia macchina fotografica mentre vado a fare una nuotata, per favore?
keep safe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (stay out of danger)essere prudente vi
  non correre rischi vtr
 Keep safe when swimming.
 Sii prudente quando nuoti.
make [sth] safe rendere qualcosa sicuro
meat safe nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (storage cupboard for meat) (mobile)credenza nf
 People used to store food in a meat safe.
 Una volta il cibo si conservava nella credenza.
on the safe side sul sicuro
play safe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (avoid taking risks)stare sul sicuro, giocare sul sicuro
  agire cautamente, non rischiare vi
 The gymnast considered attempting the flip, but decided to play it safe and stick with the routine she knew well.
 La ginnasta prese in considerazione l'ipotesi di tentare il salto mortale, ma poi decise di stare sul sicuro e di attenersi al programma che conosceva bene.
put in a safe place mettere in salvo v
safe and sound adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unharmed and well)sano e salvo agg
 The road was icy but our driver got us home safe and sound.
 La strada era ghiacciata ma l'autista ci ha riportati a casa sani e salvi.
safe hands mani sicure
safe harbor,
UK: safe harbour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (refuge for ships)porto sicuro nm
 Fortunately, the fishermen on board the SS Nelly found a safe harbor and escaped the hurricane.
 Fortunatamente, i pescatori a bordo della SS Nelly trovarono un porto sicuro e sfuggirono all'uragano.
safe harbor,
UK: safe harbour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative (place of refuge) (figurato)porto sicuro nm
 In times of trouble, one's one home often becomes a safe harbor.
 Nei momenti di difficoltà, spesso casa propria diventa un porto sicuro.
safe haven nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (refuge)rifugio nm
  (figurato)isola felice nf
 After living through such difficult times, she felt like she'd finally arrived at a safe haven.
safe house nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (place of security, refuge)alloggio sicuro nm
  casa rifugio nf
 There are groups that help refugees find a safe house when they reach a new country.
 Ci sono gruppi che aiutano i rifugiati a trovare un alloggio sicuro quando arrivano in un Paese.
  Le donne vittime di violenza domestica possono trovare ospitalità nelle case rifugio.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
safe journey nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (journey completed without danger)viaggio sicuro nm
 Edgar wished Lucinda a safe journey and watched her board the train for Bucharest.
 Edgar augurò a Lucinda un viaggio sicuro e la guardò mentre saliva sul treno per Bucarest.
safe passage,
safe conduct
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(journey completed without danger)tragitto sicuro, viaggio sicuro, passaggio sicuro nm
 Various governmental bodies tried to arrange safe passage for refugees from the civil war.
 Vari organi governativi cercarono di organizzare un tragitto sicuro per i rifugiati della guerra civile.
safe place nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (refuge, somewhere secure)luogo sicuro nm
safe to eat adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (food: free from germs and toxins)sicuro da mangiare agg
 Uncooked meat is not considered safe to eat in many places of the world.
 La carne cruda non è considerata sicura da mangiare in molte parti del mondo.
safe to say [sth],
safe to say that
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (true or likely to become true)poter affermare qlcs con sicurezza, poter dire qlcs con sicurezza vtr
 It's safe to say that most children love pizza.
 Si può affermare con sicurezza che alla maggior parte dei bambini piace la pizza.
safe travels nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (journey completed without danger)viaggio sicuro nm
 My parents wished me safe travels when I left for my first trip to Asia.
 I miei genitori mi augurarono un viaggio sicuro quando partii per il mio primo viaggio in Asia.
safe trip nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (journey completed without danger)viaggio sicuro nm
safe water nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (water that is drinkable)acqua potabile nf
 Safe water is one of the greatest public health needs in Africa.
 L'acqua potabile è uno dei più grandi bisogni della salute pubblica in Africa.
safe working load nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (maximum weight that can be lifted)carico di sicurezza nm
safe-conduct salvacondotto nm
safe-deposit deposito di sicurezza
safe-deposit box nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (secure container in a bank) (banca)cassetta di sicurezza nf
 I keep my expensive jewelry and old photos in a safe-deposit box.
 Tengo i miei gioielli costosi e le mie vecchie foto in una cassetta di sicurezza.
safe-keeping custodia nf
stay on the safe side of things restare sul sicuro
stay safe viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (avoid danger)tenersi al sicuro
  evitare i pericoli
 Stay safe when swimming, never dive into unknown waters.
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