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genre
genere (letterario,artistico)
stall
bancarella,banco
hard copy
copia stampata
blurb
a brief advertisement or announcement, especially a laudatory one
dull
boring,not interesting/not bright or shiny/not sharp
hastily
precipitosamente,affrettatamente
to drum into
to make someone learn or understand something by repeating it many times
sigh
sospiro
to give in
cedere,arrendersi
sprain
storta (ankle,wrist,knee)
arson
incendio doloso
mugging
aggressione a scopo di rapina
manslaughter
omicidio colposo
shoplifting
taccheggio
defendant
imputato
acquittal
assoluzione
found guilty of
ritenuto colpevole di
charged with
imputato di
accused of
accusato di
convicted/cleared of
condannato/assolto per
to appeal against
ricorrere in appello
sentenced to
condannato a
to be/put on trial
essere/mandare a processo
to-stab
pugnalare,accoltellare
to-crawl
gattonare
to-creep
strisciare,avanzare furtivamente
sewage
acque di scarico
sewer
fogna
to clock up
“to reach a particular number or amount” (to record,register)
to make ends meet
“sbarcare il lunario”
to pass sentence
emettere una sentenza
lenient
permissivo,indulgente,poco severo
airtight
ermetico (chiusura)
pebble
ciottolo (sasso arrotondato)
waist
vita (cintura)
sleeve
manica
bulge
rigonfiamento,sporgenza
blurred
sfuocato,offuscato
deft
abile,destro,svelto (hands,fingers)
faintly
debolmente,fiaccamente
high-pitched
acuto (sound,voice)
to-truss
legare stretto (anche gastronom.)
to-forestall
prevenire,anticipare
shrubbery
arbusti (shrub)
auction
asta (vendita)
rambling
disordinato,confuso,irregolare
skimpy
succinto (clothes)/scarso,superficiale
jersey
maglia,maglione aderente
floppy
cadente,floscio,moscio (e.g. hat,ears)
damp
umido,bagnato
rickety
traballante,malfermo/rachitico
clay
argilla(/terra battuta-sport.)
mug
tazzone/boccale
to be bursting at the seams
“to be very full of people or things”
spinster
zittella (offensive)/nubile (law)
bachelor
scapolo
sociable
socievole
meticulous
meticoloso
outgoing
estroverso (friendly,sociable)
to pull at someone's heartstrings
“to make someone feel a lot of love or sympathy”
to-reinstate
reintegrare,riassumere/ripristinare
curse
bestemmia,imprecazione/maledizione,anatema
to-wring
torcere,strizzare (to w. someone's neck)
conscientious
scrupoloso,coscienzioso
laid-back
tranquillo,calmo,rilassato
stroppy
scorbutico,irritabile,scontroso
to rock the boat
“to cause problems by changing a situation that is considered satisfactory”
to pin on
accusare,incolpare (phrasal v.)
streak
vena,punta (of characther; “tendency”)
jug
brocca,caraffa
cardboard
cartone (materiale)
straw
paglia
rocking chair
sedia a dondolo
suede
pelle scamosciata