Tricky Italian Verbs

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firmare
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to sign
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schiacciare
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to squash
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porre
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to put/place/set
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porgere
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to hand/offer
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girare
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to turn
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partecipare
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to participate/share
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trascurare
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to neglect
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percuotere
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to strike/beat/hit
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figgere
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to fix/fasten
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giurare
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to swear
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pigiare
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to squeeze
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gestire
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to manage/administrate
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imbucare
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to post/mail a letter
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giacere
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to lie
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gustare
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to enjoy/relish
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glorificare
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to glorify/praise
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premere
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to press/be urgent
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patire
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to suffer/endure
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parlare a braccio
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to improvise
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impaurire
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to frighten
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formare
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to create
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giudicare
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to judge
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gettare
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to throw/cast
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implicare
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to involve/imply
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illudere
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to deceive/delude
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passeggiare
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to walk/stroll
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incomodare
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to annoy/inconvenience
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immergere
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to plunge/immerse
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prestare
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to lend
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ricavare
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to draw (conclusion)
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ostinarsi
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to persist/insist
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pettinare
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to comb
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zittire
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to hush/shush
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involgere
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to wrap up/envelop/imply
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introdurre
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to introduce
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zampettare
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to patter
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intravedere
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to glimpse
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intendere
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to mean/understand/intend
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annusare
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to sniff/smell
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lusingare
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to allure/entice/flatter
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mutare
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to change
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fissare
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to stare
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battere le palpebre
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to blink
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lanciare uno sguardo truce
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to glare
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lavorare in proprio
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to be self-employed
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mentire
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to lie
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maledire
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to curse
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sbattere
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to slam/bang
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cigolare
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to creak
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accostare
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to pull up/draw near
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masticare
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to chew
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noleggiare
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to hire/charter/rent
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lagnarsi
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to complain/lament/moan
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fischiare
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to whistle
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lodare
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to praise
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crepitare
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to crackle (fire)/rustle (leaves)
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ronzare
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to buzz (insect)
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nuocere
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to harm/injure
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oscurarsi
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to darken
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sciabordare
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to lap (water)
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legare
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to tie up/bind
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nascondere
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to hide/conceal
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macchiare
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to stain/spot
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nuotare
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to swim
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svanire
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to fade
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spezzare
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to snap/break

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