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a bate apa în piuă1. to draw water in a sieve; to fish/ to plough in the air; to beat the air; to burn daylight. 2. (a nu fi la subiect) (fam.) to start a hare; to cast/to fetch/to go a compass; to ring ever the same chime; to trash over old straw; înv. to eat the air.
(despre preţuri) a creşte vertiginos peste măsură, a bate toate recordurilehit the roof
(drum) argilă grasă; a bate, a lovilam
a (se) lovi, a bate, a ricoşaimpinge
a aştepta să vadă dincotro bate vântulto wait for the cat to jump.
a batebeat in
a bate (un cui)beat in (a nail)
a bate capul cuivato pester smb.; to bother smb.; to bore smb. ( to death); to give smb. no peace / neither peace nor rest; (fam.) to have smb. on the line; to give smb. a pain in the neck; to talk to smb. like a Dutch uncle; to keep on at smb.; to have smb. on the line.
a bate cu băţul (pe cineva)to give the rod to (smb.).
a bate cu cureaua pe cinevato give smb. the strap/ (fam.) / a little strap-oil.
a bate cu tunul (în...)to batter... with cannons; to cannonade...
a bate cu varga pe cinevato give smb. the rod.
a bate drumurileto take the road; to roam/to gad about; (fam.) to be an inspector of the pavement; amer. to be on the road; to be on the rove/the gad.
a bate în cuieto nail; to fasten with nails.
a bate în...to have a (bluish, reddish, whitish, etc.) tint; to verge on...; to have a linge of...
a bate la ochito strike/to catch the eye; to attract notice; to be obvious; to be suspicious/glaring.
a bate la uşă1. to knock/to tap/to rap at the door. 2. fig. to be approaching/near (at hand); (iminent) to be imminent/impending.
a bate la uşi deschiseto knock at/to force an open door.
a bate măsurato beat/to keep time.
a bate monedăto mint coins; to coin money.
a bate ora fixă (d. clopote)to tell the hour.
a bate palma fig.to conclude/(fam.) to strike a bargain; to strike hands (with smb.); to shake hands (with smb.);
a bate pasul pe loc1. mil. to mark (the) time. 2. fig. to stick in the mud.
a bate pe cineva ca la fasole(fam.) to sandbag smb.; to beat smb.; black and blue; to beat smb. out of his boots; to beat smb. to a mummy; amer. to beat smb. to frazzle.
a bate pe cineva cu propriile sale armeto beat smb. at his own game.
a bate pe cineva la punctebox to win/to beat smb. on points.
a bate pe cineva măr(fam.) to lick smb. soundly; to drub smb.; to sandbag smb.; to beat smb. black and blue/bally; to beat/to smash smb. to a mummy/amer. a frazzle/amer. a pulp; (fam.) to beat smb. all the colours of the rainbow; amer. (fam.) to lick the stuffing out of smb.
a bate pe cineva pe umărto tap smb. on the shoulder; to slap smb. on the back.
a bate pe la toate uşileto go about begging/cadging from people.
a bate recordulto beat/to break/to cutto smash the record.
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