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land
British English: /land/
American English: /lænd/

Translation of land in Italian:

noun

  • 2 (Agriculture) (farmland) barren, fertile land
    terra sterile, fertile
    to live off, work the land
    vivere dei frutti della terra, lavorare la terra
    a movement back to the land
    un ritorno alla terra
    before n (worker)
    della terra, agricolo
  • 4 (country) foreign, tropical land
    terra straniera, paese tropicale
    from many lands
    da molti paesi
    throughout the land
    in tutto il paese
    the land of
    il paese di (dreams, opportunity)

transitive verb

  • 1 (Aviation)
    (pilot)
    fare atterrare (aircraft, spacecraft)
    sbarcare (passengers, astronaut)
    NASA landed a space capsule on Mars
    la NASA fece atterrare una navicella spaziale su Marte
  • 4 [informal] [figurative] (secure)
    assicurarsi, riuscire a procurarsi (job, contract, prize)
    I landed myself a job at the palace
    mi sono trovato un lavoro al palazzo
  • 5 [informal] (saddle with problem)to land somebody with
    affibbiare o rifilare a qualcuno (task)
    he landed me with washing the car
    mi rifilò la macchina da lavare
    to be landed with somebody, something
    ritrovarsi con qualcuno, qualcosa sulla groppa
    I was landed with the children, with cleaning the equipment now you've really landed her in it o in a fine mess!
    l'hai messa proprio in un bel pasticcio!
    he landed us in court
    siamo finiti in tribunale per colpa sua
  • 6 [informal] (deliver)
    mollare, appioppare (blow, punch)
    she landed him one (in the eye)
    gliene ha mollato uno (in un occhio)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (Aviation)
    (aircraft, balloon, passenger)
    atterrare
    (spacecraft) (on earth) atterrare
    (on moon) atterrare sulla luna, allunare
    (on planet) atterrare, posarsi
    (passengers, crew)
    sbarcare
    as the plane came in to land
    quando l'aereo atterrò
  • 3
    (sportsman, gymnast, animal, insect, bird)
    atterrare
    (object, substance)
    cadere
    [humorous]
    atterrare
    he fell and landed at the bottom of the stairs
    cadde atterrando in fondo alle scale
    did you see where it landed?
    hai visto dove è caduto?
    most of the paint landed on me
    praticamente tutta la vernice mi è finita addosso
    the petition landed on my desk [figurative]
    la petizione finì sulla mia scrivania
    the punch landed on his chin
    il pugno gli arrivò sul mento
    only one of the darts landed on the board

reflexive verb

  • to land oneself in
    ritrovarsi in (difficult situation)
    to land oneself with [informal]
    ritrovarsi con (task, problem)

Idioms

to find out how the land lies

Phrasal verbs

land up

1 [informal] land up (end up)
(person)
ritrovarsi
(lost property, object, vehicle)
finire
the stolen watch, car landed up in the river
l'orologio rubato, l'auto rubata finì nel fiume
he landed up with the bill, in Berlin
si ritrovò con il conto da pagare, a Berlino
2 land up doing
finire per fare
she landed up doing everything herself, working in a factory
finì per fare tutto lei, a lavorare in una fabbrica

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