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From striscia +‎ -are.


  • IPA(key): /striʃˈʃ
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: stri‧scià‧re


strisciàre (first-person singular present strìscio, first-person singular past historic strisciài, past participle strisciàto, auxiliary avére)

  1. (intransitive) to rub [+ contro (object) = against] [auxiliary avere]
    ho strisciato contro il muro e mi sono impolverato
    I rubbed (myself) against the wall and I got dusty
  2. (intransitive) to crawl [auxiliary avere]
    l'infante striscia per terra
    the infant crawls on the floor
  3. (intransitive) to wheedle; to be obsequious; to curry favor [auxiliary avere]
    Synonyms: essere servile, adulare, abbassarsi, lisciare, leccare
    striscio sempre davanti a lei
    I am always obsequious with her
  4. (transitive) to drag
    Synonyms: trascinare, strascicare, spostare rasoterra, muovere senza sollevare
    strisciare la copertina per il pavimento
    to drag the small blanket about the floor
  5. (transitive) to scrape; to scratch
    Synonyms: segnare, graffiare
    ho strisciato la macchina cozzandola contro un'altra
    I scratched the car by bumping it into another one
  6. (transitive) to swipe (a credit, debit, etc. card)
  7. (transitive, rare) to graze, to touch lightly
    Synonyms: rasentare, sfiorare, sfregare
  8. (transitive, intransitive, card games) in the game of tressette, to strike a card against the table to indicate that one has only simple cards of the same suit


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