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British English: /sleɪt/
American English: /sleɪt/

Translation of slate in Italian:


  • 1 (rock) made of slate
    di ardesia
    before n (roof, floor, quarry, mining)
    di ardesia
  • 4 (American English) (Politics)
    lista (feminine) di candidati

transitive verb

  • 1
    coprire [qualcosa] di tegole d'ardesia
  • 2 (American English) (Politics)
    mettere in lista
  • 3 (American English) (be expected) See examples:to be slated to go far
    avere buone possibilità di andare lontano

transitive verb

(British English) [informal]
  • (criticize) (press, critic)
    (play, film, politician, policy) for per
    (boss, teacher)
    lavare il capo a
    (worker, pupil) for per


to put something on the slate

mettere qualcosa sul conto

to start again with a clean slate

to wipe the slate clean

(make a fresh start)

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