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water
British English: /ˈwɔːtə/
American English: /ˈwɔdər/
, /ˈwɑdər/

Translation of water in Italian:

noun

also: waters plural noun

  • 1 (Nautical)
    acque (feminine)
    enemy, international waters
    acque nemiche, internazionali
  • 3 (Medicine) (in obstetrics)
    acque (feminine)
    her waters have broken
    le si sono rotte le acque

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • the smell of cooking makes my mouth water
    l'odore di cucina mi fa venire l'acquolina in bocca
    the smoke, onion made her eyes water
    il fumo, la cipolla le ha fatto lacrimare gli occhi

Idioms

to spend money like water

avere le mani bucate o spendere e spandere

not to hold water

(theory, argument)
non stare in piedi o non reggere o fare acqua

I can't walk on water! he's a cheat, liar of the first water

non posso fare miracoli!
è un truffatore, un bugiardo della più bell'acqua o di prima categoria

Phrasal verbs

water down:

water down [something] 1.1 (dilute)
annacquare, allungare (beer, milk)
aggiungere dell'acqua a (syrup)
1.2 (tone down)
attenuare, smorzare (criticism, effect)
moderare (policy)
attenuare i toni di (description, story)
1.3 (Economics)
annacquare (capital, stock)
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