■ throw up

■ throw up
v. t. + avv.
1 tirare in aria, lanciare in alto (una palla, ecc.): The referee threw the ball up, l'arbitro ha lanciato in aria la palla
2 tirare su; sollevare; alzare; dare (qc.) su (fam.): He threw up the window, tirò su la finestra (a ghigliottina); to throw up heaps of mud, sollevare mucchi di fango; He threw up his arms, ha alzato le braccia al cielo
3 sciupare, sprecare (un'occasione, ecc.)
4 abbandonare; rinunciare a; smettere di (fare qc.): He threw up his job, ha lasciato il lavoro; ha smesso di lavorare; to throw up one's studies, abbandonare gli studi
5 far saltare fuori: I don't want my past thrown up in all the newspapers, non voglio che il mio passato salti fuori su tutti i giornali
6 produrre (fig.): Italy has thrown up quite a number of great painters, l'Italia ha prodotto un buon numero di grandi pittori
7 (edil.) costruire in fretta; mettere su (un riparo, ecc.) alla svelta
8 (fam.) vomitare; rigettare: The baby has thrown up his meal, il bimbo ha vomitato quello che aveva mangiato □ to throw one's eyes up, levare gli occhi al cielo (per l'orrore, con aria offesa, e sim.) □ to throw up one's hands, alzare le mani (in segno di resa); (fig.) arrendersi, rassegnarsi.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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