battere

 /ˈbattere/


WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2015:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
battere vtr (percuotere, picchiare qs o qn)beat, hit, punch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  bash vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
battere vtr figurato (sconfiggere, vincere qn) (win)beat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  defeat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
battere vtr (perlustrare, frequentare)frequent, haunt vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (informal, idly)hang about vi + prep
  beat, comb vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  search vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
battere vi (colpire, picchiettare)hit, beat, pound viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  tap viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 La pioggia batteva sul tetto.
 The rain pounded on the roof.
battere vi (pulsare)throb viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  palpitate viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  beat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Senti il mio cuore come batte!
 Feel how my heart is throbbing!
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
battersela v rif colloquiale (scappare)run away, run off vi + adv
  escape viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2015:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
battere | battere (le dodici)
Battere a tappeto  (to search thoroughly)comb v, expr
 We combed the city looking for the best Italian restaurant.
battere bandiera loc formale (tenere issata una bandiera)sail under loc
 Quella nave batte bandiera panamense.
 That ship sails under the Panamanian flag.
battere cassa ask for money v
Battere il ferro finché è caldo  (idiomatic expression)Strike while the iron is hot, Seize the day, Carpe Diem v, expr
battere il marciapiede loc idiomatico (prostituirsi) (prostitute oneself)walk the streets, work the streets loc
battere in ritirata loc idiomatico (ritirarsi, fuggire)beat a retreat loc
battere in ritirata loc figurato (rinunciare a fare qc) (figurative)beat a retreat exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
battere la fiacca loc (oziare)loaf about, lay around, slack off viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
battere nuove strade break new ground v
battere sul tempo  (to do something before someone else)beat to the punch, beat to the draw, get the jump on someone v, expr
 I was going to ask her to the dance, but he beat me to the punch.
Battere un colpo  (to make a noise)drop a line, call v, expr
  knock once v, expr
 Drop me a line when you get into town so we can meet up.
 If you can hear me knock once for yes.
in battere  (music)on the downbeat advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
in battere e levare  (figurative)highs and lows idiom
  (music)on the downbeat and upbeat advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Senza battere ciglio without batting an eyelid expression
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