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stringere
Pronunciation: / ˈstrindʒere /

Translation of stringere in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 3stringere la mano a qualcuno (come saluto)
    to shake hands with somebody
    (per incoraggiare, rassicurare)
    to clasp somebody's hand
  • 7 (sintetizzare)
    to make short, to shorten, to condense
    (racconto)
  • 10 (Marineria)stringere il vento
    to sail close to the wind

verbo intransitivo (aus. avere)

  • 1 (incalzare) See examples:il tempo stringe
    time is running out o getting short
  • 2 (comprimere) See examples:stringere in vita
    (vestito)
    to be tight around the waist

also: stringersi verbo pronominale

  • 2 (avvolgersi) See examples:-rsi in un busto
    to lace oneself into a corset
  • 3 (accostarsi) See examples:-rsi attorno a
    to rally (a)round
    (parente, amico)
    -rsi intorno al fuoco
    to huddle around o cluster round the fire
  • 5 [figurato]-rsi in una lega
    to form an alliance
    -rsi attorno al vincitore
    to surround the winner

Idioms

stringere d'assedio una città

to besiege a town

mi si stringe il cuore

my heart wrings o aches

sentirsi stringere in gola

to feel one's throat tighten

stringere i denti

to grit one's teeth, to bite (on) the bullet

stringere i freni

to tighten the reins

stringere la cinghia

to pinch and scrape, to tighten one's belt

chi troppo vuole, nulla stringe

[proverbio]
grasp all, lose all

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