♦ shallow

♦ shallow
♦ shallow /ˈʃæləʊ/
A a.
1 poco profondo; basso: shallow water, acqua bassa; a shallow river, un fiume poco profondo; the shallow end, la parte bassa (della piscina)
2 poco fondo; piano: a shallow dish (o a shallow plate) un piatto piano
3 (fig.) frivolo; futile; leggero; superficiale: a shallow debate, un dibattito futile; a shallow mind, una mente superficiale
4 (di respiro) corto; breve
B n.
(generalm. al pl.) bassofondo; secca (di fiume, ecc.)
shallow-brained (o shallow-pated), frivolo; scervellato; vuoto (fig.) □ (mil.) a shallow bridgehead, una testa di ponte poco profonda □ (naut.) shallow draught, scarso pescaggio: This boat has a shallow draught, questa barca pesca poco □ the shallow end of the lake, la parte del lago dove si tocca □ shallow-water diver, sommozzatore
shallowly avv. shallowness n. [u]. (to) shallow /ˈʃæləʊ/
A v. i.
1 (d'acqua) abbassarsi; (di fiume) diventare meno profondo
2 (fig.) divenire frivolo (o superficiale)
B v. t.
ridurre la profondità di (un corso d'acqua, ecc.).

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