water ***** wa·ter

water ***** wa·ter
['wɔːtə(r)]
1. n
(gen) acqua

fresh/salt water — acqua dolce/salata

"hot and cold water in all rooms" — "acqua corrente calda e fredda in tutte le camere"

a glass of water — un bicchiere d'acqua

I'd like a drink of water — vorrei un bicchier d'acqua

the High Street is under water — la strada principale è inondata

to turn on the water — aprire il rubinetto dell'acqua

to spend money like water — spendere e spandere, avere le mani bucate

a lot of water has flowed under the bridge since then fig — da allora è passata molta acqua sotto i ponti

that theory won't hold water fig — quella teoria fa acqua

to pour cold water on sth fig — mostrarsi poco entusiasta di qc

it's like water off a duck's back fig — è come parlare al muro

the waters of the Tiber — le acque del Tevere

British waters — acque fpl (territoriali) britanniche

to take the waters — fare la cura delle acque (termali)

the waters — (in pregnancy) le acque

to pass water — orinare

water on the brain Med — idrocefalia

water on the knee Med — sinovite f

2. vt
(garden, plant) annaffiare, (horses, cattle) abbeverare, (wine) annacquare

she's watering the geraniums — sta annaffiando i gerani

3. vi
(eyes) lacrimare

to make sb's mouth water — far venire l'acquolina in bocca a qn

my mouth is watering — ho l'acquolina in bocca

4. adj
(pressure, supply) dell'acqua, (purifier, power) idrico (-a)

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