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chalk
British English: /tʃɔːk/
American English: /tʃɔk/

Translation of chalk in Italian:

noun

  • 3before n (Geology) (layer, period)

transitive verb

  • 1 (write)
    scrivere con il gesso

Idioms

not by a long chalk!

[informal]
proprio per niente!

not to be able to tell chalk from cheese

non capire niente

to be as different as chalk and cheese

essere completamente diversi

to be as white as chalk

essere bianco come un cencio

Phrasal verbs

chalk out:

chalk out [something], chalk [something] out

chalk up:

chalk [something] up, chalk up [something] [figurative]
(score, points)
chalk them up to me, barman [informal] chalk it up to experience
tienilo a mente per la prossima volta

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