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1. adj, -er comp -est superl
1) (water, hole, wound) profondo (-a), (snow) alto (-a)

the lake was 16 metres deep — il lago era profondo 16 metri

how deep is the water? — quanto è profonda l'acqua?

knee-deep in water — in acqua fino alle ginocchia

we were ankle-deep in mud — il fango ci arrivava alle caviglie

to be in deep water fig — navigare in cattive acque

the deep end — (of swimming pool) la parte più profonda

to be thrown in (at) the deep end fig fam — avere il battesimo del fuoco

to go off (at) the deep end fig(fam: angry) partire per la tangente

2) (shelf, cupboard) profondo (-a), (border, hem) lungo (-a)

these kitchen units are 30 cm deep — questi mobili da cucina hanno una profondità di 30 cm

3) (voice, sigh) profondo (-a)

deep breathing exercises — esercizi mpl respiratori

he took a deep breath — fece un respiro profondo

4) (feeling, sleep, writer, insight) profondo (-a), (colour) intenso (-a), cupo (-a), (relief) immenso (-a), (interest, concern) vivo (-a)

to be deep in thought/in a book — essere immerso (-a) nei propri pensieri/nella lettura

2. adv

deep in her heart — in fondo al cuore

the spectators were standing 6 deep — c'erano 6 file di spettatori in piedi

don't go in too deep if you can't swim — non andare nell'acqua alta se non sai nuotare

to dig deep — scavare in profondità

deep in the forest — nel cuore della foresta

deep into the night — fino a tarda notte

to be deep in debt — essere nei debiti fino al collo

buried deep in snow — coperto (-a) da uno spesso strato di neve

3. n

the deep liter — il mare

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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