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bone
British English: /bəʊn/
American English: /boʊn/

Translation of bone in Italian:

noun

  • 1
    (of human, animal)
    osso (masculine)
    made of bone chicken on, off the bone
    pollo con l'osso, disossato
    to break a bone
    rompere un osso
    to break every bone in one's body
    spezzarsi tutte le ossa
    I'll break every bone in his body!
    gli spezzerò tutte le ossa!
    no bones broken
    nulla di rotto
    he hasn't got a romantic, jealous bone in his body
    non ha un briciolo di romanticismo, di gelosia
    before n (handle, button)
    d'osso

also: bones plural noun

  • 1 (animal skeleton)
    ossa (feminine) , scheletro (masculine)
  • 2 (human remains) (in archeology)
    resti (masculine) umani, scheletro (masculine)
    to lay somebody's bones to rest
    seppellire le spoglie di qualcuno
    my old bones [informal]
    le mie povere ossa
    he'll never make old bones
    non vivrà a lungo o non arriverà a invecchiare
  • 3 (dice)
    dadi (masculine)

transitive verb

  • 2 (reinforce)
    rinforzare con stecche (corset, bodice)

Idioms

bone of contention

oggetto del contendere o pomo della discordia

close to the bone

(wounding)
offensivo
(racy)
sconcio o volgare

to be a bag of bones

essere pelle e ossa

to cut something to the bone

ridurre qualcosa all'osso

to feel something in one's bones

sentirsi qualcosa nelle ossa

to have a bone to pick with somebody

avere una questione da sistemare con qualcuno

to make no bones about something

non farsi scrupoli di qualcosa

sticks and stones may break my bones (but words will never harm me)

to work one's fingers to the bone

lavorare sodo o sgobbare

Phrasal verbs

bone up on:

bone up on [something] [informal]
applicarsi a, studiare a fondo (subject)

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