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Un Posto nel Mondo: Verbs

Verb vocabulary from the book by Fabio Volo.
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accomunare
to unite; combine; pool
allettare
to tempt; entice; attract
andare con i piedi di piombo
to walk very carefully; act cautiously
attingere
to draw from; obtain
balzare agli occhi
to jump out; be apparent
combaciare
to coincide; fit together
contagiare (da)
to contaminate; infect
corazzarsi
to harden oneself
costituirsi
to turn oneself in; to give oneself up
dimezzare
to halve
escogitare
to contrive; devise; think up
fare centro
to hit the mark
fare lo splendido
to show off
farsi un male boia
to hurt like hell
girovagare
to wander about; roam
indispettire
to irritate; vex
lusingare
to flatter; tempt
marcare stretto
to be on somebody's back; be oppressive
mordicchiare
to nibble; nip
ovattare
to soften
oziare
to idle; laze; loaf about
poppare
to suckle; nurse
rinascere
to come back to life; revive
sbroccare
to act crazy; go off the deep end (out of inability to take it anymore)
schierarsi dalla parte (di)
to side with
sdoganare
to clear through customs
sferrare il colpo
to deal a blow; belt
sopire
to soothe; appease; dull
sradicare
to uproot; weed; eradicate