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barrel
British English: /ˈbar(ə)l/
American English: /ˈbɛrəl/

Translation of barrel in Italian:

noun

transitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -ll- -l- (American English)

intransitive verb forma in -ing ecc. -ll- -l-

[informal]

Idioms

it was a barrel of laughs o fun

[informal] [ironic]
sai che risate

both barrels

(beat)
a sangue

to have somebody over a barrel

[informal]
mettere qualcuno con le spalle al muro o avere qualcuno in proprio potere

to buy, transport something lock, stock and barrel

comprare tutta la baracca o trasportare tutto l'armamentario

to scrape the bottom of the barrel

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