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ridurre
Pronunciation: / riˈdurre /

Translation of ridurre in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 4 (ricondurre) See examples:ridurre un problema all'essenziale
    to reduce a problem to its bare essentials
    sbagliate a ridurre questo conflitto a…
    you are wrong to consider this conflict as no more than…
  • 5 (obbligare) See examples:ridurre qualcuno al silenzio
    to reduce somebody to silence
    ridurre qualcuno in miseria
    to reduce somebody to begging
    ridurre un popolo in schiavitù
    to reduce a nation to slavery
    ridurre qualcuno alla sottomissione
    to beat somebody into submission
  • 9 (Marineria)ridurre le vele
    to shorten sail

also: ridursi verbo pronominale

  • 2 (limitarsi) See examples:il loro contributo si riduce a qualche sacco di grano
    their contribution consists merely of a few sacks of wheat
    tutto si riduce al fatto che …
    it all comes down to the fact that …

Idioms

-rsi all'ultimo (momento)

to leave things to the last minute

-rsi in miseria

to be reduced to poverty

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