wolf

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For the noun: wolf
Plural form: wolves
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2017:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
wolf nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (animal)lupo nm
 The wolf howled at the moon.
 Il lupo ululò alla luna.
 
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IngleseItaliano
wolf nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. colloquial (man who preys on women)donnaiolo nm
  (figurato)cacciatore nm
 Harriet was tired of being pestered by wolves when she was trying to have a quiet cup of coffee in a café.
 Harriet era stufa di essere infastidita dai donnaioli mentre cercava di bersi in pace un caffè al bar.
wolf [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (eat rapidly)divorare vtr
 The young boy was obviously very hungry, as he wolfed the food Sally put in front of him.
 Il ragazzo era chiaramente molto affamato poiché divorò il cibo che Sally gli mise davanti.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
cry wolf vtr + n figurative (lie) (figurato: mentire)gridare al lupo, gridare al lupo al lupo vtr
 If you cry wolf too often, people will stop paying you any attention.
 Quando si grida al lupo troppo spesso, poi non si viene più creduti.
cry wolf vtr + n figurative (false alarm) (figurato: falso allarme)gridare al lupo, gridare al lupo al lupo vtr
cry wolf on [sth] vtr + n figurative (false alarm) (figurato: falso allarme)gridare al lupo su [qlcs] vtr
 Some people believe the experts are crying wolf on climate change.
crying wolf nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (act of deliberately creating a false alarm)creare allarmismo
dire wolf (extinct animal)Canis dirus nm
gray wolf,
UK: grey wolf
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (timber wolf)lupo grigio nm
 Various subspecies of the gray wolf were once found across much of North America.
lone wolf nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] who prefers to act unaccompanied)lupo solitario nm
prairie wolf (animal)coyote nm
red wolf nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small variety of wolf)lupo rosso nm
sea wolf pesce lupo
she-wolf lupa nf
the Wolf il Lupo nm
thylacine,
Tasmanian tiger,
Tasmanian wolf
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(rare dog-like marsupial)tilacino nm
timber wolf nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wild canine with grey coat)lupo grigio nm
white wolf (zool.)volpe bianca nf
wolf at the door creditori
wolf cub nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baby wolf)cucciolo di lupo, lupetto nm
 The wolf cub lived in the den because he was still too young to go out and hunt on its own.
 Il cucciolo di lupo ha vissuto nella tana fino a che non è stato in grado di cacciare da solo.
wolf dog canelupo nm
wolf [sth] down,
wolf down [sth]
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."
informal (eat hungrily or greedily)divorare vtr
 He wolfed down the cheeseburger as if he hadn't eaten in a month.
 Divorò il cheeseburger come se non mangiasse da un mese.
wolf in sheep's clothing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] dangerous who looks harmless) (figurato)lupo travestito da agnello nm
 After he stole from the company we realized that Joe was a wolf in sheep's clothing.
 Dopo che ha rubato delle cose in azienda, abbiamo capito che Joe era un lupo travestito da agnello.
wolf pack branco di lupi nm
wolf spider (ground spider)ragno lupo nm
  falsa tarantola nf
wolf spider (zool.) (tipo di ragno)ragno lupo nm
wolf-dog del canelupo
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