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pull the plugv expr verbal expression. Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb–for example, “put their heads together,” “come to an end.”

informal, figurative (cause abrupt end) (figurato: interrompere )

staccare la spina vtr

pull the plugv expr verbal expression. Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb–for example, “put their heads together,” “come to an end.”

informal (turn off life support) (figurato: spegnere un supporto vitale )

staccare la spina vtr

Janet made her husband promise that, if she ever ended up in a vegetative state, he would pull the plug.

pull the stringsv expr verbal expression. Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb–for example, “put their heads together,” “come to an end.”

figurative (be in control) (figurato )

reggere le fila vtr

After her terrible accident, we weren’t sure if she would pull through, but she did, thank God! Somehow the people of Haiti will pull through in spite of the catastrophic earthquake.

Dopo quel terribile incidente non eravamo sicuri se l’avrebbe spuntata, ma grazie a Dio ce l’ha fatta! In qualche modo la gente di Haiti ce la farà, nonostante il terremoto catastrofico.

pull [sth] to piecesvtr phrasal sep phrasal verb, transitive, separable. Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible–for example, “call off” [=cancel], “call the game off ,” “call off the game.”

(take or tear apart)

fare [qlcs] a pezzi vtr

pull [sth] to piecesvtr phrasal sep phrasal verb, transitive, separable. Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible–for example, “call off” [=cancel], “call the game off ,” “call off the game.”

figurative (criticize, discredit: idea) (figurato )

fare a pezzi [qlcs]. smontare⇒ vtr


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