abbattere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *abbatere, *abbatuere, present active infinitive of *abbatō, *abbatuō, from Latin battuō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /abˈbat.te.re/
  • Rhymes: -attere
  • Hyphenation: ab‧bàt‧te‧re

Verb[edit]

abbattere (transitive)

  1. to throw down; to knock down; to bring down; to fell
    Synonyms: buttare giù, atterrare, tagliare
    abbattere l'alberoto fell the tree
    abbattere l'aereoto shoot down the airplane
  2. to demolish; to destroy
    Synonyms: atterrare, demolire, distruggere, smantellare, diroccare, scalzare, devastare
    abbattere l'edificio trabbalanteto demolish the rickety building
  3. to topple; to overthrow
    Synonyms: rovesciare, destabilizzare
    abbattere il regime tirannicoto overthrow the tyrannical regime
  4. to reduce dramatically; to cut; to slash
    abbattere i costito cut prices
  5. to dismay; to demoralize; to discourage
    Synonyms: annientare, deprimere; see also Thesaurus:abbattere
    abbattere lo spirito
    to bring down one's spirits
  6. to kill; to put down
    Synonyms: uccidere, ammazzare, fare fuori, macellare
    abbattere il maialeto kill the pig
  7. to destroy (an argument, etc.); to refute; to rebut
    Synonyms: demolire, confutare
  8. (obsolete) to leave ajar
    Synonym: socchiudere
  9. (obsolete) to lower
    Synonym: abbassare
  10. (obsolete) to abolish
    Synonym: abolire
  11. (neologism) to blast chill (to quickly cool down)

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Further reading[edit]

  • abbattere in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • abbattere (Neologismi) in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana