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1. heartstrings The deepest feelings or affections: a tug at the heartstrings.
2. One of the nerves or tendons formerly believed to brace and sustain the heart.
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often facetious deep emotions or feelings
[C15: originally referring to the tendons supposed to support the heart]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
the deepest feelings; the strongest affections: to tug at one's heartstrings.
[1475–85; orig. alluding to tendons that were thought to brace the heart]
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|Noun||1.||heartstrings - your deepest feelings of love and compassion; "many adoption cases tug at the heartstrings"|
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
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heartstrings[ˈhɑːtstrɪŋz] NPL to pull at or touch sb's heartstrings → tocar la fibra sensible de algn
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to tug at sb's heartstrings → toucher la corde sensible de qn, faire vibrer la corde sensible de qnheart-throb [ˈhɑːrtθrɒb] n
(= person) → idole f
(US) = heartbeatheart-to-heart [ˌhɑːrttəˈhɑːrt]
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
heartstrings[ˈhɑːtˌstrɪŋs] npl to tug (at) sb's heartstrings → toccare il cuore a qn, toccare qn nel profondo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995