tail

tail
I 1. [teɪl]
nome
1) (of animal) coda f.
2) (end piece) (of aircraft, comet, procession) coda f.
3) colloq. (police observer)

to put a tail on sb. — fare pedinare qcn

2.
nome plurale tails
1) (tailcoat) frac m.sing., marsina f.sing.

wearing tails — in frac

2) (of coin) rovescio m.sing., croce f.sing.

heads or tails? — testa o croce?

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I can't make head (n)or tail of this — non riesco a venire a capo di tutto questo

to be on sb.'s tail — essere alle calcagna o sulle tracce di qcn.

to go off with one's tail between one's legs — andarsene con la coda fra le gambe

to turn tail — spreg. darsela a gambe

II [teɪl]
verbo transitivo colloq. pedinare, seguire [suspect, car] (to fino a)

we're being tailed — ci stanno seguendo

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[teil] 1. noun
1) (the part of an animal, bird or fish that sticks out behind the rest of its body: The dog wagged its tail; A fish swims by moving its tail.) coda
2) (anything which has a similar function or position: the tail of an aeroplane/comet.) coda
2. verb
(to follow closely: The detectives tailed the thief to the station.) seguire
- tails 3. interjection
(a call showing that a person has chosen that side of the coin when tossing a coin to make a decision etc.) croce
- tail-light
- tail wind
- tail off
* * *
I 1. [teɪl]
nome
1) (of animal) coda f.
2) (end piece) (of aircraft, comet, procession) coda f.
3) colloq. (police observer)

to put a tail on sb. — fare pedinare qcn

2.
nome plurale tails
1) (tailcoat) frac m.sing., marsina f.sing.

wearing tails — in frac

2) (of coin) rovescio m.sing., croce f.sing.

heads or tails? — testa o croce?

••

I can't make head (n)or tail of this — non riesco a venire a capo di tutto questo

to be on sb.'s tail — essere alle calcagna o sulle tracce di qcn.

to go off with one's tail between one's legs — andarsene con la coda fra le gambe

to turn tail — spreg. darsela a gambe

II [teɪl]
verbo transitivo colloq. pedinare, seguire [suspect, car] (to fino a)

we're being tailed — ci stanno seguendo


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