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British English: /ˈməʊʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˈmoʊʃ(ə)n/

Translation of motion in Italian:


  • 1 (movement) to be in motion
    essere in movimento
    to set something in motion
    dare la carica a (pendulum)
    mettere in atto (plan)
    innescare (chain of events)
    to set the wheels in motion [figurative]
    mettere le cose in moto

transitive verb

  • to motion somebody away, back
    fare segno o cenno a qualcuno di allontanarsi, di indietreggiare
    to motion somebody to approach
    fare segno o cenno a qualcuno di avvicinarsi

intransitive verb

  • fare segno (to a)


to go through the motions

fare qualcosa tanto per fare, pro forma

to go through the motions of doing

fare finta di fare
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