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slave viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (work very hard)lavorare sodo
slave nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (owned person)schiavo nm
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
freed slave nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] liberated from working as a slave)schiavo libero, schiavo liberato nm
 After the American Civil War, schools were established for the freed slaves.
 Dopo la guerra di secessione americana furono istituite delle scuole per gli schiavi liberi.
   (impero romano)liberto nm
 Ai tempi dell'antica Roma, i più forti gladiatori come premio ricevevano la libertà e diventavano liberti.
slave away 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 (toil, work hard)sgobbare vi
   (figurato)spaccarsi la schiena v rif
 She had to slave away in the kitchen without any help.
slave away at [sth] vi phrasal + prep informal (work hard at)lavorare sodo a qlcs vi
 He slaved away at his paper all week, but he got it done on time.
 Ha lavorato sodo al suo articolo tutta la settimana riuscendo a terminarlo in tempo.
slave driver
slave-driver
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
literal, archaic ([sb] in charge of slaves)  (storico)negriero nm
 Not all slave drivers were monsters and tyrants.
 Non tutti i negrieri erano dei mostri o dei tiranni.
slave driver
slave-driver
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
figurative ([sb] who demands hard work)  (figurato)schiavista, negriero nm
 My boss is a real slave driver: he always wants me to work through my lunch break.
 Il mio capo è un vero schiavista: vuole che io continui a lavorare anche durante la pausa pranzo.
slave holder nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who keeps captive worker)schiavista, negriero nm
slave labor
UK: slave labour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, literal (slavery, enforced work)schiavitù nf
  lavoro dello schiavo nm
 Many of the greatest monuments were built by slave labor.
 La maggior parte dei monumenti sono stati costruiti grazie al lavoro degli schiavi.
slave labor
UK: slave labour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, figurative (low-paid work)  (figurato: lavoro sottopagato)lavoro da schiavi nm
 For many, working in a fast food restaurant is slave labor. It may be slave labor, but at least it's a job.
 Per molti il lavoro nei fast food è un lavoro da schiavi.
slave market nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (auction for slaves)mercato degli schiavi nm
 His grandfather was sold at a slave market for $100.
 Suo nonno fu venduto al mercato degli schiavi per 100 $.
slave master nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who keeps captive worker)schiavista, negriero nm
slave memorial nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (monument to captive labourers)monumento agli schiavi
slave owner
slaveowner
slave-owner
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(person: keeps captive worker)negriero nm
slave ship nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vessel carrying people to slavery)nave negriera nf
 The slave ship sank in the storm and was never found.
slave trade nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (trafficking in people)  (commercio di esseri umani)tratta degli schiavi, tratta degli esseri umani nf
slave trader nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who traffics in people)trafficante di schiavi
 He made a lot of money working as a slave trader.
slave trading nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (trafficking in people)traffico degli schiavi nm
 It's unfortunately true that slave trading is still practised today in some parts of the world.
 È una triste verità che il traffico degli schiavi viene ancora praticato al giorno d'oggi in alcune parti del mondo.
white slave donna costretta alla prostituzione nf
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