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piece
British English: /piːs/
American English: /pis/

Translation of piece in Italian:

noun

  • 3 (component part) (of jigsaw, machine, model) piece by piece in pieces
    in pezzi
    to come in pieces
    (kit furniture)
    essere da montare
    to take something to pieces
    smontare qualcosa
  • 6 (instance)a piece of
    un esempio di (propaganda, materialism, flattery)
    a wonderful piece of running, acting, engineering
    una magnifica corsa, recitazione, opera di ingegneria
  • 11 [informal] [offensive] (woman)
    (bel) pezzo (masculine) di ragazza

also: -piece in composti

  • a 60-piece cutlery set
    un servizio di posate da 60 pezzi
    a 5-piece band (Music)
    una band di o composta da 5 elementi

transitive verb

Idioms

to be (all) of a piece

(town, house)
essere costruito in stile omogeneo

to be (all) of a piece with something

(action, statement, ideas)
essere in pieno accordo con qualcosa

to be still in one piece

(object)
essere ancora intero o intatto
(person)
essere intero o indenne

to give somebody a piece of one's mind

dire a qualcuno il fatto suo

to pick something to pieces

fare a pezzi o demolire qualcosa (also figurative)

to pick up the pieces

raccogliere i pezzi

to say one's piece

Phrasal verbs

piece together

piece [something] together, piece together [something]
mettere insieme (fragments, shreds)
ricostruire (vase, garment, letter)
ricomporre (puzzle)
[figurative]
ricostruire (facts, evidence, event, account)
they tried to piece together what had happened
tentarono di ricostruire cos'era successo

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