waist

waist
[weɪst]
nome anat. abbigl. vita f.

to have a 70 cm waist — [skirt, person] avere una vita di 70 cm

to be waist-deep in water — avere l'acqua fino alla cintola

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[weist]
noun
1) ((the measurement round) the narrow part of the human body between the ribs and hips: She has a very small waist.) vita
2) (the narrow middle part of something similar, eg a violin, guitar etc.) strozzatura
3) (the part of an article of clothing which goes round one's waist: Can you take in the waist of these trousers?) cintura
- waistband
- waistcoat
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waist /weɪst/
n.
1 (anat., sartoria) cintola; vita; cintura: naked to the waist, nudo fino alla cintola; long waist, vita alta; short waist, vita bassa; DIALOGO-Clothes 4- They're fine around the waist, but a bit long in the leg, vanno bene in vita, ma le gambe sono un po' lunghe
2 (moda, USA) corpetto; camicetta
3 parte centrale (d'una nave, ecc.); parte mediana (d'una scarpa, ecc.)
4 strozzatura (d'un violino, di una clessidra, ecc.)
● (moda) waist-bag, marsupio □ waist-belt, cintura; fascia □ waist-deep, (fino) alla cintola: The snow was waist-deep, la neve arrivava alla cintola □ waist-high, che arriva alla cintola; (fino) alla cintola: The grass was waist-high, l'erba arrivava alla cintola □ (lotta, judo) waist-hold (o waist-lock), cintura □ (moda: d'abito) waist-tight, sciancrato □ (d'abito) fitted at the waist, sciancrato □ (moda) fitting at the waist, sciancratura □ (di persona grassa) to have no waist, essere senza vita; essere una botte (o un vagone) □ up to the waist, fino alla cintola.
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[weɪst]
nome anat. abbigl. vita f.

to have a 70 cm waist — [skirt, person] avere una vita di 70 cm

to be waist-deep in water — avere l'acqua fino alla cintola


English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?
Synonyms:
(as of the human body or a ship) /


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