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square
British English: /skwɛː/
American English: /skwɛr/

Translation of square in Italian:

noun

  • 6
    also: on the square
    (at 90°) [informal] (honest) is the business on the square? [informal]
    l'affare è in regola?
    to do things on the square
    fare le cose onestamente
    to be on the square (British English) [informal]
    = essere un massone

adjective

  • 1
    (right-angled) (shape, hole, building, box, jaw, face, shoulders)
    quadrato
    (correctly aligned) allineato, dritto
    the photo should be square with the frame
    la foto dovrebbe stare allineata con la cornice
    the shelf isn't square with the sideboard
    lo scaffale non è parallelo alla credenza
    a man of square build
    un uomo tozzo
  • 2 (Mathematics) (metre, mile, kilometre, centimetre) four square metres
    quattro metri quadrati
    an area four metres, kilometres square
    un'area di quattro metri, chilometri quadrati
    the Square Mile (British English) (Economics)
    la City (di Londra)
  • 3 [figurative] (balanced, level, quits)to be (all) square
    (books, accounts)
    essere in regola
    (people)
    essere a posto, essere pari
    (teams, players)
    essere pari
    I'll give you £5 and we'll be square
    ti do cinque sterline e siamo a posto
    they're all square at two all, it's all square at two all
    sono tutti in parità, sono tutti a due punti
    to get the accounts square
  • 4 (honest) (person, transaction)
    onesto (with con)
    a square deal
    un affare onesto
    to give somebody a square deal
    riservare a qualcuno un trattamento onesto

adverb

  • (directly)
    (hit, strike)
    in pieno, proprio, dritto
    he hit me square on the jaw
    mi ha dato un pugno dritto sulla mascella
    she looked me square in the eye
    mi ha guardato dritto negli occhi

transitive verb

  • 2 (Mathematics)
    elevare al quadrato, alla seconda (number)
  • 3 (settle)
    regolare (account)
    saldare (debt)
    pagare (creditor)
    to square one's account(s) with somebody
    regolare i conti con qualcuno (also figurative)
  • 4 (Sport) (equalize)square the score, the series
  • 5 (win over)
    (by persuasion) occuparsi di, sistemare (person)
    (by bribery) corrompere, comprare (person)
    I'll square him
    a lui ci penso io
    go home early, I'll square it with the boss
    vai a casa presto, sistemo io le cose col capo
    I have problems squaring this with my conscience, my beliefs
    non riesco a conciliare tutto questo con la mia coscienza, con i miei principi

Idioms

to go back to square one

to be back at square one

to be out of square

essere fuori squadra, fuori posto

Phrasal verbs

square away

(Nautical)
= navigare con i pennoni bracciati in croce
(American English) [figurative] (American English) [informal]

square off:

square off [something], square [something] off
squadrare (end, edge, section)

square up:

1 square up 1.1 (prepare to fight) [figurative]
fare fronte (to a)
to square up for
prepararsi per (fight, row)
1.2 (settle accounts)
saldare i conti
I'll square up with you tomorrow
domani saldiamo i conti
2 square up [something], square [something] up 2.1 (cut straight)
squadrare (paper, wood, corner)
2.2 (align correctly) square the picture up with the mirror
allineare il quadro con lo specchio

square with:

square with [something] (be consistent with)
quadrare con (evidence, fact, statement, theory)

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