pestare

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin pistō (I pound), frequentative of pīnsō (I beat).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /peˈsta.re/
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: pe‧stà‧re

VerbEdit

pestàre (first-person singular present pésto, first-person singular past historic pestài, past participle pestàto, auxiliary avére) (transitive)

  1. to crush, to grind, to pound
    Synonym: schiacciare
  2. to trample, to step on, to tread on
    Synonym: calpestare
  3. to beat, to beat up, to bash, to rough up
    Synonym: picchiare

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pestare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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