poised

poised
[pɔɪzd] 1.
participio passato poise II
2.
aggettivo
1) (self-possessed) [person] padrone di sé, sicuro; [manner] calmo e dignitoso
2) (elegant) elegante
3) (suspended) [pen, knife] pronto; [hand] sospeso
4) (balanced)

to be poised on — stare in equilibrio su [rock, platform]

5) (on the point of)

to be poised to do — essere sul punto di fare

to be poised for sth. — essere pronto per qcs

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adjective
1) (staying in a state of balance and stillness: The car was poised on the edge of the cliff.) in equilibrio
2) (having the body in a state of tension and readiness to act: The animal was poised ready to leap.) pronto
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poised /pɔɪzd/
a.
1 sospeso (anche fig.); a mezz'aria: The earth is poised in space, la terra è sospesa nello spazio; He is poised between life and death, è sospeso tra la vita e la morte
2 pronto: The rebels were poised to attack (o for attack), i rivoltosi erano pronti ad attaccare
3 in equilibrio: to carry st. poised on one's head, portare qc. in equilibrio sulla testa
4 immobile; fermo
5 (fig.) equilibrato; padrone di sé; calmo e dignitoso.
* * *
[pɔɪzd] 1.
participio passato poise II
2.
aggettivo
1) (self-possessed) [person] padrone di sé, sicuro; [manner] calmo e dignitoso
2) (elegant) elegante
3) (suspended) [pen, knife] pronto; [hand] sospeso
4) (balanced)

to be poised on — stare in equilibrio su [rock, platform]

5) (on the point of)

to be poised to do — essere sul punto di fare

to be poised for sth. — essere pronto per qcs


English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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