a terra

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See also: aterra, aterrá, and aterrà

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "at ground."

Prepositional phrase[edit]

a terra

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see a,‎ terra.
    • 2020 June 5, “George Floyd, notte di proteste negli Usa: a New York la polizia usa i manganelli sui manifestanti [George Floyd, nights of protests in the US: in New York the police uses truncheons on the demonstrators]”, in Fanpage.it[1]:
      Manifestanti sono scesi in piazza in numerose città da un angolo all'altro del Paese per il decimo giorno consecutivo per chiedere giustizia per l'uomo, dopo che le immagini dell'agente Derek Chauvin, che gli pressava il suo ginocchio sul collo mentre era a terra e in fin di vita, hanno fatto il giro del mondo.
      Demonstrators took to the streets in numerous cities from one corner of the country to the other for the tenth consecutive day to ask for justice for the man, after the images of the agent Derek Chauvin, who pressed his knee to his neck while he was on the ground and dying, went around the world.
  2. (of a tire) completely deflated
  3. (idiomatic) disheartened due to being ill, morally depressed, or financially ruined; down in the dumps
  4. (idiomatic) (of electrical equipment) earthed

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