giostrare

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French joster, from Vulgar Latin *iuxtāre, from Latin iuxta (whence Italian giusta).

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giostrare

  1. (intransitive) to joust or tilt
  2. (figuratively, by extension, rare or literary) to duel or fight
    Synonyms: duellare, combattere
  3. (intransitive) to act skillfully and dexterously in a difficult situation; to maneuver
    Synonyms: destreggiare, destreggiarsi
  4. (intransitive, rare) to idle (spend time in idleness)
    Synonym: girare a vuoto
  5. (transitive) to manage shrewdly or slickly to one's advantage
  6. (transitive, archaic) to deceive

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