trattenersi

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

trattenersi

  1. reflexive of trattenere
  2. to remain; to stay
    Synonyms: fermarsi, rimanere, restare
  3. (with in or [a + inf.]) to indulge (in); to take the time (to)
    trattenersi a mangiare con un amico
    to take the time to eat with a friend
  4. (with su or [a + inf.]) to stay (on) (a topic)
    il maestro s'è trattenuto su Dante
    the teacher stayed on (the topic of) Dante
    s'è trattenuto a confutare questa tesi
    he continued to refute this thesis
    (literally, “stayed to refute”)
  5. to check, control, or restrain oneself

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