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British English: /stɔːl/
American English: /stɔl/

Translation of stall in Italian:


  • 3 (Riding)
    gabbia (feminine) di partenza
  • 7 (American English) (parking space)
    posto (masculine) auto

also: stalls plural noun

(British English) (Theatre)

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (car, driver)
  • 2
    andare in stallo
    incorrere in uno stallo
  • 3 (stop, stagnate)
    (market, industry)
    (talks, diplomacy)
    arrivare a un punto morto

transitive verb

  • (play for time)
    temporeggiare con, guadagnare tempo con (person)
    I managed to stall him
    sono riuscito a tenerlo a bada

intransitive verb

  • (play for time) to stall for time
    cercare di guadagnare tempo
    stop o quit stalling! (American English)
    smettila di temporeggiare!

Phrasal verbs

stall off:

stall off [somebody]
tenere a bada (creditors)

Definition of stall in:

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