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a due vie two-lane adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  two-way adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a eccezione di with the exception of
  except for
a effetto with the effect of advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  into effect exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a fare da cornice framing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  as a backdrop adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a farsi benedire go to hell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
a fatica avvavverbio: Descrive o specifica il significato di un verbo, di una frase, o di parti del discorso: "Sostammo brevemente" - "Ho tirato la palla lontano"with difficulty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a ferro di cavallo shaped like a horseshoe
  u-shaped
  in a u shape
a filo  (level with another surface)flush adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  wired adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Passò l'esame a filo con un sei meno meno.
a fior di pelle sensual pleasure n expr
a fior di pelle on edge, tense, nervous adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  highly strung adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Si tratta di una crema da mettere a fior di pelle.
a fiotti by the bucketful
  lots
a fiumi like rivers
  lots
a fondo perduto non-repayable adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Questi soldi sono a fondo perduto, ma ne vale la pena.
 This money is non-repayable, but it's worth it.
a fontana like a fountain
  in buckets
a forti tinte,
a tinte forti
in bright colors
  colourful adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a forza di after some persistence exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a freddo avvavverbio: Descrive o specifica il significato di un verbo, di una frase, o di parti del discorso: "Sostammo brevemente" - "Ho tirato la palla lontano" letterale (a bassa temperatura)cold adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a freddo avvavverbio: Descrive o specifica il significato di un verbo, di una frase, o di parti del discorso: "Sostammo brevemente" - "Ho tirato la palla lontano" figurato (in seguito, dopo aver riflettuto)coldly, unemotionally advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in cold blood exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  with a clear head exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Thinking about it the following day unemotionally, I decided to go see her.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. He killed her in cold blood.
a fronte (editoria: su pagina a fianco) (text)parallel adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a fuoco lento on low heat
  slowly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a furia di by doing [sth] so much advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  on account of advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 A furia di parlare ormai non gli è rimasta più voce.
a furor di popolo mob rule
  by a landslide
  by popular acclaim
a furore di popolo mob rule
  by a landslide
  by popular acclaim
a futura memoria for future reference exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  for posterity exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a gambe larghe legs splayed
  feet wide apart
a gambe levate hotfoot, hastily advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a garbo nicely advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in a nice manner
a getto continuo  (technical)with a constant flow
  constantly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
Nota: Mostly used with water or vapor.
a giorni in a few days
  soon advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a giorni alterni alternate days, every other day
a giustificazione as justification advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in justification advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a gogo loc avvlocuzione avverbiale: Espressione di più parole che descrive o specifica il significato di un verbo, di una frase, o di parti del discorso: "Siamo arrivati in anticipo" - "L'ho chiamato di nuovo" - "Ho dormito per un po'" (in gran quantità)à gogo advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a gonfie vele (figurato: va molto bene) (also figurative)full sail ahead, full steam ahead advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Gli affari sembrano andare a gonfie vele per ora.
 Business seems to be proceeding full steam ahead for the moment.
a grande richiesta by popular demand exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A grande richiesta, decise di replicare il brano ancora una volta.
 He decided to sing the song again by popular demand.
a grandi linee generally speaking advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Questo è il progetto, a grandi linee.
 This is the project, generally speaking.
a grandi tratti in big expanses
  quickly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in broad strokes
a guisa di,
in guisa di
in such a way
  like advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a impatto immediato with immediate impact, with immediate effect advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a incastro snap-fit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  dovetail n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
a indirizzo bilingue bilingual adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a insindacabile giudizio di with the final decision of, at the incontestable discretion of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  in the final opinion of exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
à la page up-to-the-minute
a largo raggio  (figurative)with a large radius
  with a big impact
  long-range adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a lettere d'oro  (literal)in golden letters
  (figurative)memorable adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  to be remembered
a libro like a book
  book adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a livello capillare widespread adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a livello simbolico symbolically advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a logica logic-based adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a loro piacimento as required, as needed advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  as they wish exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a loro spese at their expense advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 La sua decisione fu presa a loro spese.
a loro volta who in turn, which in turn advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in turn advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Furono a loro volta truffati dalla persona che dovevano arrestare.
 They were in turn conned by the person they should have arrested.
a luci rosse red-light adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a lume di candela by candlelight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  candle-lit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a lume di ragione in the light of reason, logically speaking exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a lunga conservazione  (food products)long-life adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a lunga percorrenza long-distance adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a lungo andare in the long term adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 A lungo andare ti sentirai sempre più solo.
 You'll feel more and more alone in the long term.
a lungo termine long-term adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a macchia d'olio loc idiomatico (in tutte le direzioni) (figurative)like wild fire exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  pell-mell advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 L'epidemia si sta diffondendo a macchia d'olio.
 The epidemic is spreading like wild fire.
a macchia di leopardo here and there, peppered adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  patchworked adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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a maggior ragione even more so exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  all the more so exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 L'esercizio fisico è importante: a maggior ragione adesso che non sei più giovane.
 Physical exercise is important: even more so now that you're not young anymore.
a mali estremi,
estremi rimedi!
desperate times call for desperate measures, desperate times call for drastic measures exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a mandorla almond-shaped adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a manetta avvavverbio: Descrive o specifica il significato di un verbo, di una frase, o di parti del discorso: "Sostammo brevemente" - "Ho tirato la palla lontano" informale (al massimo)at full pelt, at full speed, at full throttle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (colloquial, vulgar)balls-out advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a mani nude bare-handed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  with bare hands advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a mani vuote empty-handed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a mano a mano,
man mano
gradually advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  little by little advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 A mano a mano che impari puoi anche insegnarmi.
 While you gradually learn you can also teach me.
a mano armata armed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He was convicted of armed robbery.
a margine on the border, on the edge, just outside advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  marginal adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  in the margin advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 L'intervento a margine della conferenza fu anche il più interessante.
 The discussion just outside the conference was also the most interesting.
a margine di on the margin of adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  bordering preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  alongside preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
A me gli occhi look into my eyes, all eyes on me exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a memoria by memory, by heart advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Imparò la canzone a memoria perché non avrebbe avuto a disposizione il gobbo da cui leggere.
 He learned the song by heart because he wouldn't have a stand available to read it from.
a menadito loc avvlocuzione avverbiale: Espressione di più parole che descrive o specifica il significato di un verbo, di una frase, o di parti del discorso: "Siamo arrivati in anticipo" - "L'ho chiamato di nuovo" - "Ho dormito per un po'" (memoria: ripetere senza esitazioni) (memory, know something well)inside out advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a meno che congcongiunzione: Particella o espressione che unisce due frasi e ne determina il rapporto semantico: e, ma, perché, quandounless conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
 A meno che non avvenga un miracolo, nessuno potrà salvarlo.
 Unless a miracle happens, nobody can save him.
a meno che unless conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
a meno che unless conjconjunction: Connects words, clauses, and sentences--for example, "and," "but," "because," "in order that."
a meno di (matematica)traduzione non disponibile
 La soluzione di quest'equazione differenziale è nota a meno di una costante.
a mente fredda calculatingly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  lucidly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a mente sgombra with a clear mind adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a meraviglia beautifully advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  like a wonder
a metà avvavverbio: Descrive o specifica il significato di un verbo, di una frase, o di parti del discorso: "Sostammo brevemente" - "Ho tirato la palla lontano" (in due parti uguali)in half, in halves, in two advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Il samurai tagliò il frutto a metà con la sua spada.
a metà del guado stuck at a crossroads exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  halfway adv, adj
a mezza bocca reluctantly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  under your breath exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  out of the corner of your mouth advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a mezzo di by means of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
a mezzo stampa press-related adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  through printing advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  in the press adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Lo querelò per diffamazione a mezzo stampa.
 He sued him for press-related defamation.
a mia parziale discolpa locin my defence exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a mia volta in turn advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Lo chiamerò a mia volta per vedere se almeno a me risponde.
 I'll call him in turn to see if he'll at least answer me.
a miglior vita pass away viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
a mille quickly, fast advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  (informal)like the wind advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at full speed advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Si presentarono a mille per rendere omaggio al defunto primo ministro.
a mio avviso in my opinion exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  to my mind exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 A mio avviso dovreste minacciare dimissioni di massa.
 In my opinion you should threaten mass resignation.
a mio comodo (quando mi è opportuno)at my convenience advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
a mio giudizio in my judgment
  according to me, I think
a misura d'uomo people-oriented, friendly adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  manageable, livable adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Questa città è stata progettata a misura d'uomo.
 This city was designed to be people-oriented.
a misura di made to measure for
  to fit
a mo' di (come)as a, in the guise of, by way of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Cito la vicenda di Mario a mo' di esempio.
 I'll tell you what happened with Mario as an example.
a mollo in water adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
a monte avvavverbio: Descrive o specifica il significato di un verbo, di una frase, o di parti del discorso: "Sostammo brevemente" - "Ho tirato la palla lontano" figurato (prima)upstream adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Per risolvere i problemi, devi affrontare la situazione a monte.
 You have to tackle the issues upstream to solve the problems.
a monte before preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
a morte! to die for exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
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