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È una Vita: Verbs

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affrancarsi
to free oneself
agire
act (on)
arare
to plough
arrendersi
to surrender
arruffianarsi (qualcuno)
to butter (somebody) up
astenersi (da)
to abstain (from)
attutire (il colpo, la botta)
to deaden (soften the blow)
azzerare
to reset (to zero)
canticchiare
to hum; sing softly
carpire
to seize
cavicchiarsela
to manage/get by just enough
cazzeggiare
to dick around
collassare
to collapse
comparire
to appear; stand out
comprimere
to press; compress
dare il capogiro
to make giddy; to make someone's head spin
dare il la
to give the go ahead; start
demordere
to give up
dirottare
to reroute; divert
disdire
to retract; cancel
disporre
to dispose; order
fare a gara
to compete
fare il tagliando
to put ones car in for its obligatory check
fare la gavetta
to rise through the ranks
fare largo
to make room
gironzolare
to wander about
impastare
to knead
impennare
to do a wheelie (bike); to rear up (horse)
incamminarsi
to set out
infarinare
to flour (sprinkle with flour)
innescare
to trigger; start
invogliare
to tempt; induce
legare a un palo
to tie up to a pole
limonare
to neck; make out
mendicare
to beg
premere
to press
radunare
to gather (together)
remare
to row
ribaltare
tip over; overturn
rifugiarsi (in)
to take refuge in
rimbalzare
to rebound; bounce
rinfacciare qualcosa a qualcuno
to throw something in somebody's face
ronzare
to buzz
salpare
to sail
saltellare
to hop; skip
sapere il fatto suo
to be an expert
sbattere
to bang; slam
sbirciare
to peek
sbocciare
to blossom
scassare
to break
scrutare
to scan; search
sfornare
to take out of the oven
sfornare
to crank out
sfottere
to tease
sfrattare
to evict
sgarbugliare
untangle; unravel
smascherare
to unmask
sminuzzare
to chop (to small pieces); analyze in detail
somatizzare
to somatize; react psychosomatically
sostare
to stop; pause
sparare
to shoot; discharge
spettare
to be up to (someone) [to be the responsibility of someone]
squagliarsi
to melt
stonare
sing/play out of tune; clash
strappare
to tear; rip (off)
stritolare
to grind; crush
subire
to undergo; suffer
svolgere
to carry out; unwrap
tenere duro
to hold strong; preservere
tirare una riga
to pull up the line
varcare la soglia
to cross (the threshold)
vietare
to forbid