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Definizione monolingua e traduzione cold



Inglese grammatica

cold


Noun

cold (plural colds)


  1. A condition of low temperature.
    Come in, out of the cold.
  2. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
    I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.
Adjective

cold (comparative colder, superlative coldest)


  1. (of a thing) Having a low temperature.
    A cold wind whistled through the trees.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter V:
      I had always supposed that playboys didnt give a hoot for anything except blondes and cold bottles.
  2. (of the weather) Causing the air to be cold.
    The forecast is that it will be very cold today.
  3. (of a person or animal) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
    She was so cold she was shivering.
  4. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
    She shot me a cold glance before turning her back.
    We told him that his father had died. He answered, “Okay.” Man, thats cold!
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VII:
      “Suppose someone pops in?” “Dont be silly. Mrs Cream is working on her book. Phyllis is in her room, typing Upjohns speech. Wilberts gone for a walk. Upjohn isnt here. The only character who could pop in would be the Brinkley Court ghost. If it does, give it a cold look and walk through it. Thatll teach it not to come butting in where it isnt wanted, ha ha.”
  5. Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.
    Lets look at this tomorrow with a cold head.
    Hes a nice guy, but the cold facts say we should fire him.
    The cold truth is that states rarely undertake military action unless their national interests are at stake.
  6. Completely unprepared; without introduction.
    He was assigned cold calls for the first three months.
  7. Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.
    I knocked him out cold.
    After one more beer he passed out cold.
  8. (usually with ""have"" or ""know"" transitively) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.
    Practice your music scales until you know them cold.
    Try both these maneuvers until you have them cold and can do them in the dark without thinking.
    Rehearse your lines until you have them down cold.
    Keep that list in front of you, or memorize it cold.
  9. (usually with ""have"" transitively) Cornered, done for.
    With that receipt, we have them cold for fraud.
    Criminal interrogation. Initially they will dream up explanations faster than you could ever do so, but when they become fatigued, often they will acknowledge that you have them cold.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XIX:
      “Either Upjohn agrees to drop that libel suit or he doesnt get these notes, as he calls them, and without them he wont be able to utter a word. Hell have to come across with the price of the papers. Wont he, Jeeves?” “He would appear to have no alternative, miss.” “Unless he wants to get up on that platform and stand there opening and shutting his mouth like a goldfish. Weve got him cold.”
Adverb

cold (comparative more cold, superlative most cold)


  1. While at low temperature.
    The steel was processed cold.
  2. Without preparation.
    The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.
  3. With finality.
    I knocked him out cold.
Traduzione italiano freddo |raffreddore |gelato |gelido |gelo |influenza |avere freddo |basso |raffreddore comune |aver freddo |bassa temperatura |catarro |costipato |costipazione |fredda |frigido |frìddo |frìddu |gelata |gelida |indifferente |infreddatura |


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