♦ most

♦ most
♦ most /məʊst/
(superl. di much, many)
A a. e pron. indef.
più; di più; il maggior numero (di); la maggior parte (di); (il) massimo: He took most of the credit, ha avuto (o si è preso) la maggior parte del merito; You've made (the) most mistakes, hai fatto più errori di tutti; Most of us are going away, la maggior parte di noi se ne va; ce ne andiamo quasi tutti; That's the most I can do for you, questo è il massimo che posso fare per te
B avv.
1 (per formare il superl. relat.) più: He is the most diligent pupil in the class, è lo scolaro più diligente della classe; She worked (the) most quickly, ha lavorato più in fretta di tutti
2 di più; più di tutto, di tutti: Those who work (the) most often get paid (the) least, quelli che lavorano di più sono spesso pagati di meno; That's what most annoys me, questo è quel che mi irrita di più
3 (per formare il superl. assol.) molto; moltissimo; estremamente: This is a most interesting novel, questo è un romanzo molto interessante (o interessantissimo); It was most kind of you, è stato molto gentile da parte tua
4 (fam. USA) quasi: most every day, quasi ogni giorno
most certainly, certissimamente □ (comm. est.) most-favoured-nation clause, clausola della nazione più favorita □ Most Honourable ► honourable □ most likely, molto probabilmente; quasi certamente □ most of all, soprattutto □ the most part, la maggior parte □ most people, la maggior parte delle persone; i più: Most people would react like you, i più reagirebbero come te □ at (the) most, al massimo; a far molto; a dir molto: DIALOGO-Building work- They told me it would take three weeks at the most, mi hanno detto che ci vorranno tre settimane al massimo □ for the most part, per lo più; per la maggior parte □ to make the most of oneself, farsi valere □ to make the most of st., trarre il massimo vantaggio da qc.; sfruttare al massimo qc.
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