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deep
British English: /diːp/
American English: /dip/

Translation of deep in Italian:

adjective

  • 1 (vertically)
    (hole, ditch, water, wound, wrinkle, breath, sigh, drawer)
    profondo
    (armchair)
    in cui si sprofonda
    (snow, carpet, container, saucepan, grass)
    alto
    deep roots (Botany)
    radici profonde [figurative]
    a deep-pile carpet
    moquette a pelo lungo
    how deep is the river, wound?
    quant'è profondo il fiume?, quant'è profonda la ferita?
    the lake is 13 m deep a hole 5 cm deep, a 5 cm deep hole the floor was 10 cm deep in water
    il pavimento era coperto da 10 cm d'acqua
    the sound, spring came from a source deep in the earth
    il suono, la sorgente proveniva dal profondo della terra
  • 2 (horizontally)
    (border, band, strip, shelf, drawer, cupboard, alcove, stage)
    largo, profondo
    a shelf 30 cm deep
    una mensola larga 30 cm
    people were standing six deep
    le persone in piedi erano disposte su sei file
    cars were parked three deep
  • 3 [figurative] (intense)
    (admiration, depression, dismay, love, faith, impression, sorrow)
    profondo
    (interest, regret, concern, shame)
    profondo, grande
    (desire, need, pleasure)
    grande
    (difficulty, trouble)
    grosso
    (Physiology) (coma, sleep)
    profondo
    my deepest sympathy
    sentite condoglianze
  • 5 (cunning)you're a deep one! [informal]
    sei un dritto!
  • 6 (intellectually profound)
    (idea, insight, meaning, truth, book, thinker)
    profondo
    (knowledge, discussion)
    approfondito
    (thought) (concentrated) profondo
    (intimate) intimo
    at a deeper level
    a un livello più profondo
  • 9 (involved, absorbed)to be deep in
    essere immerso in (thought, entertainment, book)
    essere intento in (conversation, work)
    to be deep in debt
    essere immerso nei debiti

noun

[literary]
  • (sea)the deep
    il mare, l'oceano

adverb

  • 1 (a long way down) he thrust his hands deep into his pockets, the snow
    affondò le mani nelle tasche, nella neve
    she dived deep into the lake
    si tuffò nelle profondità del lago
    he plunged the knife deep into her body
    affondò il coltello nel suo corpo
    deep in the cellars
    giù nelle cantine
    deep beneath the sea, the earth's surface
    in fondo al mare, a una grande profondità sotto la superficie terrestre
    to sink, dig deeper to dig deeper into an affair [figurative] to sink deeper into debt [figurative] he drank deep of the wine [literary]
    bevve vino in gran quantità
  • 2 (a long way in)deep in o into
    nel centro, nel cuore di
    deep in the forest, all was still
    nel cuore della foresta regnava il silenzio
    to go deep into the woods
    addentrarsi nel bosco
    deep in the heart of the maquis, of Texas
    nel cuore della macchia mediterranea, del Texas
    deep in space deep in my heart
    nel profondo del mio cuore
    to work, talk deep into the night he gazed deep into my eyes [literary]
  • 3 [figurative] (emotionally, in psyche)deep down o inside
    in fondo in fondo
    deep down she was frightened deep down she's a nice woman
    in fondo è una donna simpatica
    to go deep
    (faith, emotion, loyalty, instinct)
    essere profondo
    his problems go deeper than that
    i suoi problemi sono più gravi di questo
    to run deep
    (belief, feeling, prejudice)
    essere ben radicato

Idioms

to be in deep

to be in deep water

essere in cattive acque

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