accanirsi

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ cane (dog) +‎ -ire +‎ -si

Verb[edit]

accanirsi (reflexive)

  1. (intransitive) (typically with su, con, contro, or [a + inf.]) to rage (against)
    i teppisti si accanivano contro il malcapitato
    the thugs were raging against the poor person
  2. (intransitive) (with in or [a + inf.]) to persist (in)
    accanirsi nello studioto persist in studying
    la sfortuna si accanisce a perseguitarlo
    misfortune continues to haunt him
    (literally, “misfortune persists in following him”)

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