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British English: /tʃeɪn/
American English: /tʃeɪn/

Translation of chain in Italian:


  • 1 (metal links) a length of chain
    una catena
    a gold chain
    una catena d'oro
    to put o keep somebody in chains
    incatenare qualcuno o mettere, tenere qualcuno in catene
    to keep a dog on a chain
    tenere un cane alla catena
    to break free of o from one's chains [figurative]
    liberarsi dalle catene
  • 4 (Business) supermarket, hotel chain
    catena di supermercati, di hotel
  • 6 (Biology, Geography, Physics)
    catena (feminine)
  • 7
    = unità di misura di lunghezza pari a 20,12 m

transitive verb

  • to chain somebody's legs, wrists
    incatenare le gambe, i polsi di qualcuno
    to chain two people together
    incatenare due persone l'una all'altra
    to chain a dog, a bicycle to something
    legare con la catena un cane, una bicicletta a qualcosa

Phrasal verbs

chain down:

chain down [something, somebody], chain [something, somebody] down
legare con una catena (animal)
incatenare (person) (to a)

chain up:

chain up [something, somebody], chain [something, somebody] up
legare con una catena (animal, bicycle)
incatenare (person)
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