big

big
[bɪg]
aggettivo
1) (in build) (tall) grande; (heavy) grosso

to get big(ger) — (taller) diventare grande, crescere; (fatter) ingrassare; (in pregnancy) diventare grossa

2) (in size) [bed, room, building, garden, town] grande; [animal, car, boat, box] grosso, grande

a big book — (thick) un libro spesso; (large) un libro grande

to have big hands — avere le mani grandi

in big letters — in maiuscolo; fig. a grandi lettere

3) (in age) grande

his big brother — il suo fratello grande

4) (in extent) [family, crowd, party] grande; [collection, organization, company] grosso, grande; [meal] abbondante

to be a big eater — essere un mangione

5) (important) [problem, change] grande, grosso; [question, decision] grosso, importante; [moment, event] grande

it makes a big difference — fa una grande differenza

you're making a big mistake — stai facendo un grosso errore

I think we're on to something big — colloq. penso che stiamo per scoprire qualcosa di grosso

6) (emphatic)

you big baby! — sei proprio un bambino(ne)!

big bully! — brutto prepotente!

to be big in the music business — colloq. essere un pezzo grosso nel mondo della musica

to be in big trouble — essere nei guai grossi

he gave me a big smile — mi ha fatto un gran sorriso

the big moment — il grande momento

to do things in a big way — fare le cose in grande

he fell for her in a big way — si è perdutamente innamorato di lei

7) AE colloq. (enthusiastic)

to be big on — essere fanatico di [activity]

8) (generous) generoso

to have a big heart — avere un gran cuore

that's big of you! — iron. tante grazie!

9) pol.

the Big Four, Five — i quattro, cinque Grandi

••

to be o go over big colloq. andare forte; to have a big head spreg. essere un presuntuoso; to have a big mouth essere un chiacchierone; why can't you keep your big mouth shut? perché non puoi tenere chiusa quella boccaccia? to have big ideas, to think big colloq. pensare in grande; what's the big idea? cosa succede? cosa ti prende? to make it big — colloq. avere grande successo

* * *
[biɡ]
adjective
1) (large in size: a big car.) grande
2) (important: a big event.) grande
* * *
[bɪg]
aggettivo
1) (in build) (tall) grande; (heavy) grosso

to get big(ger) — (taller) diventare grande, crescere; (fatter) ingrassare; (in pregnancy) diventare grossa

2) (in size) [bed, room, building, garden, town] grande; [animal, car, boat, box] grosso, grande

a big book — (thick) un libro spesso; (large) un libro grande

to have big hands — avere le mani grandi

in big letters — in maiuscolo; fig. a grandi lettere

3) (in age) grande

his big brother — il suo fratello grande

4) (in extent) [family, crowd, party] grande; [collection, organization, company] grosso, grande; [meal] abbondante

to be a big eater — essere un mangione

5) (important) [problem, change] grande, grosso; [question, decision] grosso, importante; [moment, event] grande

it makes a big difference — fa una grande differenza

you're making a big mistake — stai facendo un grosso errore

I think we're on to something big — colloq. penso che stiamo per scoprire qualcosa di grosso

6) (emphatic)

you big baby! — sei proprio un bambino(ne)!

big bully! — brutto prepotente!

to be big in the music business — colloq. essere un pezzo grosso nel mondo della musica

to be in big trouble — essere nei guai grossi

he gave me a big smile — mi ha fatto un gran sorriso

the big moment — il grande momento

to do things in a big way — fare le cose in grande

he fell for her in a big way — si è perdutamente innamorato di lei

7) AE colloq. (enthusiastic)

to be big on — essere fanatico di [activity]

8) (generous) generoso

to have a big heart — avere un gran cuore

that's big of you! — iron. tante grazie!

9) pol.

the Big Four, Five — i quattro, cinque Grandi

••

to be o go over big colloq. andare forte; to have a big head spreg. essere un presuntuoso; to have a big mouth essere un chiacchierone; why can't you keep your big mouth shut? perché non puoi tenere chiusa quella boccaccia? to have big ideas, to think big colloq. pensare in grande; what's the big idea? cosa succede? cosa ti prende? to make it big — colloq. avere grande successo


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