acciuffare

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Deverbal of ciuffo (herbs, foliage), with the original meaning of 'collecting herbs'.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /at.t͡ʃufˈfa.re/
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: ac‧ciuf‧fà‧re

VerbEdit

acciuffàre (first-person singular present acciùffo, first-person singular past historic acciuffài, past participle acciuffàto, auxiliary avere)

  1. (transitive) to grab by the hair
  2. (transitive, by extension) to catch, to seize (a fugitive, an escapee, etc.)

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