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belt
British English: /bɛlt/
American English: /bɛlt/

Translation of belt in Italian:

noun

  • 7 [informal] (blow) to give somebody a belt
    dare un colpo a qualcuno
    I gave the ball a good belt
    ho dato un bel colpo alla palla

transitive verb

  • 1 [informal] (hit)
    (person)
    tirare un bel colpo a
    (ball)
    he belted him in the mouth, across the face
    lo ha colpito sulla bocca, in faccia
  • 2 (as punishment)
    prendere a cinghiate

intransitive verb

[informal]
  • (go fast) See examples:he belted home to belt along o down
    (person)
    andare forte per
    (street)
    (car)
    sfrecciare su
    (motorway)

Idioms

to tighten one's belt

to hit somebody below the belt

tirare un colpo basso a qualcuno

that remark was a bit below the belt

quel commento è stato un colpo basso

she has 15 years' experience, two tournaments under her belt

ha 15 anni di esperienza, due tornei al suo attivo

a belt and braces job

[informal]
= un lavoro per il quale è richiesta molta prudenza

Phrasal verbs

belt down:

belt down [something], belt [something] down (American English)
(drink)

belt off

belt out:

belt out [something], belt [something] out
(jukebox)
suonare a tutto volume

belt up

1 (British English) [informal] (shut up)
chiudere la bocca
belt up!
2 (Auto)

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