string

I 1. [strɪŋ]
nome
1) U (twine) corda f.
2) (length of cord) (for packaging) spago m.; (on garment) cordino m.; (on bow, racket) corda f.; (on puppet) filo m.

to pull the strings — tirare i fili; fig. muovere i fili, tenere le fila

3) (series)

a string of — una sfilza di [visitors, boyfriends, awards]; una serie di [crimes, novels, insults]; una catena di [shops]

4) (set)

string of garlic — treccia d'aglio

string of pearls — filo di perle

string of islands — fila di isole

5) equit.

a string of racehorses — una scuderia di cavalli da corsa

6) mus. (on instrument) corda f.
7) inform. stringa f., sequenza f.
8) gastr. (in bean) filo m.
2.
nome plurale strings mus.

the strings — gli strumenti ad arco, gli archi

••

to have sb. on a string — manovrare, fare ballare qcn.

to pull strings — colloq. manovrare nell'ombra

without strings o with no strings attached — senza condizioni, incondizionatamente

II [strɪŋ]
verbo transitivo (pass., p.pass. strung)
1) mus. sport incordare [racket, guitar, violin]

to string [sth.] tightly — tendere le corde di [racket]

2) (thread) infilare [beads, pearls]
3) (hang)

to string sth. (up) above, across — appendere qcs. sopra, attraverso [street]

to string sth. up on — appendere qcs. su [lamppost]

to string sth. between — appendere qcs. tra [trees]

* * *
1. [striŋ] noun
1) ((a piece of) long narrow cord made of threads twisted together, or tape, for tying, fastening etc: a piece of string to tie a parcel; a ball of string; a puppet's strings; apron-strings.) laccetto, stringa, cordoncino
2) (a fibre etc, eg on a vegetable.) filo, resta
3) (a piece of wire, gut etc on a musical instrument, eg a violin: His A-string broke; (also adjective) He plays the viola in a string orchestra.) corda; a corda
4) (a series or group of things threaded on a cord etc: a string of beads.) filo, catena
2. verb
1) (to put (beads etc) on a string etc: The pearls were sent to a jeweller to be strung.) infilare
2) (to put a string or strings on (eg a bow or stringed instrument): The archer strung his bow and aimed an arrow at the target.) (fornire di corda)
3) (to remove strings from (vegetables etc).) (togliere il filo)
4) (to tie and hang with string etc: The farmer strung up the dead crows on the fence.) appendere
- stringy
- stringiness
- string bean
- stringed instruments
- have someone on a string
- have on a string
- pull strings
- pull the strings
- string out
- strung up
- stringent
- stringently
- stringency
* * *
I 1. [strɪŋ]
nome
1) U (twine) corda f.
2) (length of cord) (for packaging) spago m.; (on garment) cordino m.; (on bow, racket) corda f.; (on puppet) filo m.

to pull the strings — tirare i fili; fig. muovere i fili, tenere le fila

3) (series)

a string of — una sfilza di [visitors, boyfriends, awards]; una serie di [crimes, novels, insults]; una catena di [shops]

4) (set)

string of garlic — treccia d'aglio

string of pearls — filo di perle

string of islands — fila di isole

5) equit.

a string of racehorses — una scuderia di cavalli da corsa

6) mus. (on instrument) corda f.
7) inform. stringa f., sequenza f.
8) gastr. (in bean) filo m.
2.
nome plurale strings mus.

the strings — gli strumenti ad arco, gli archi

••

to have sb. on a string — manovrare, fare ballare qcn.

to pull strings — colloq. manovrare nell'ombra

without strings o with no strings attached — senza condizioni, incondizionatamente

II [strɪŋ]
verbo transitivo (pass., p.pass. strung)
1) mus. sport incordare [racket, guitar, violin]

to string [sth.] tightly — tendere le corde di [racket]

2) (thread) infilare [beads, pearls]
3) (hang)

to string sth. (up) above, across — appendere qcs. sopra, attraverso [street]

to string sth. up on — appendere qcs. su [lamppost]

to string sth. between — appendere qcs. tra [trees]


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