♦ pace

♦ pace
♦ pace (1) /peɪs/
n.
1 passo; (fig.) andatura, velocità: at (a) walking pace, a passo d'uomo; furious pace, grande velocità; foga; precipitazione; at a brisk (o cracking) pace, a ritmo veloce; a passo spedito; at a slow pace, a lenti passi; at a steady pace, ad andatura regolare; to go at a good pace, andare di buon passo; to quicken one's pace, allungare il passo; accelerare; to stand the pace, reggere il passo; tenere l'andatura della corsa; to force the pace, forzare il passo
2 ambio
3 (fig.) ritmo: (anche sport) to maintain a lively pace, mantenere un ritmo elevato
● (cricket) pace bowler, lanciatore che effettua lanci veloci □ (sport) pace car, vettura staffetta; automobile che fa l'andatura (nel primo giro del circuito) □ to gather pace, acquistare velocità □ to go the pace, andare a tutta velocità; (fig.) correre la cavallina, fare la bella vita □ to keep pace with sb. [st.], essere (o andare) al passo con q. [qc.]; (anche fig.) tenere il passo di, reggere il ritmo di q. [qc.] □ to mend one's pace, cambiar passo; affrettarsi □ to be off the pace, (ipp.) essere nelle retrovie; (fig.) essere in posizione di svantaggio □ to put sb. through his paces, far fare una prova (o un provino) a q.to set the pace, (sport) fare l'andatura; dare il passo; (fig.) fare da battistrada □ (fig.) to show one's paces, dare dimostrazione delle proprie capacità.
pace (2) /ˈpɑ:tʃeɪ/ (lat.)
prep.
con buona pace di; con tutto il rispetto per.
(to) pace /peɪs/
A v. i.
1 andare al passo; camminare; passeggiare
2 (di cavallo) ambiare; andare all'ambio
B v. t.
1 percorrere a gran passi; misurare coi passi: to pace a room, percorrere a gran passi una stanza
2 (sport) fare l'andatura per (un corridore, un podista, ecc.): My trainer was pacing me on a bicycle, seguendomi in bicicletta, il mio allenatore mi faceva l'andatura
3 (fig.) regolare l'andatura (o il ritmo) di (qc.)
4 (med.) regolare il battito di, stimolare (il cuore)
to pace off (out), misurare a passi (una distanza e sim.).

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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