scansare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From s- (intensifying prefix) +‎ archaic or literary cansare (from Latin campsare (to turn or sail around a place), related to Ancient Greek κάμπτω (kámptō, I turn)).

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scansare (transitive)

  1. to pull
    scansare il divano dal muroto pull the couch (away) from the wall
  2. to dodge, sidestep
  3. to shirk, avoid (a bad situation, person, etc.)
    scansare il pericoloto avoid danger
    scansare il nemicoto avoid the enemy
    abbiamo scansato la nostra sorte sventurata
    we avoided our hapless fate

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