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whistle
British English: /ˈwɪs(ə)l/
American English: /ˈ(h)wɪsəl/

Translation of whistle in Italian:

noun

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (make noise)
    (bird, person, kettle, train, wind)
    to whistle at somebody, something
    fischiare a qualcuno, qualcosa
    to whistle for he whistled to us to come
    ci ha fischiato per farci venire
  • 2 (move fast) See examples:to whistle past o by
    (arrow, bullet)
    passare sibilando
    (train)
    passare fischiando
    the arrows whistled past our heads, through the air
    le frecce sibilavano sulle nostre teste, nell'aria

Idioms

to blow the whistle on somebody

denunciare qualcuno

to blow the whistle on something

fare la spia su qualcosa

(as) clean as a whistle

tutto lustro

to wet one's whistle

[informal]
bagnarsi la bocca, il becco

you can whistle for it!

to whistle in the dark

= cercare di farsi coraggio

Phrasal verbs

whistle up

[informal] whistle up [somebody, something]
(volunteer, object)

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