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tail
British English: /teɪl/
American English: /teɪl/

Translation of tail in Italian:

noun

  • 2 (end piece)
    (of aircraft, comet, kite) coda (feminine)
    at the tail of the procession
    in coda al corteo
  • 3 [informal] (police observer)to put a tail on somebody
    fare pedinare qualcuno

also: tails plural noun

also: -tailed adjective in composti

transitive verb

[informal]

Idioms

I can't make head (n)or tail of this

non riesco a venire a capo di tutto questo

we couldn't make head or tail of his reply

to be on somebody's tail

essere alle calcagna di qualcuno o essere sulle tracce di qualcuno

to go off with one's tail between one's legs

andarsene con la coda fra le gambe

to turn tail

[pejorative]

Phrasal verbs

tail away

(fade)
(voice, noise)
affievolirsi, smorzarsi
her voice tailed away to a whisper
la sua voce si abbassò fino a diventare un sussurro

tail back

(British English) to tail back from
(traffic jam)
partire da
to tail back to
(traffic jam)
arrivare fino a
the traffic tails back for miles
c'è una coda (di auto) lunga diverse miglia

tail off

1 (reduce)
(percentage, figures, demand)
calare, diminuire
(acceleration)
diminuire
2 (fade)
(remarks)
cessare
(voice)
affievolirsi
he tailed off into silence
smise poco a poco di parlare

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