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prévenante
considerate
ficeler
to tie up
équitation
horse riding
matelas
mattress
péricliter
to be going downhill
patinoire
ice rink
métrage
length
paillette
sequin, spangle
foudre
lightning
coup de foudre
love at first sight
rentabiliser
to make profitable
moche
ugly
peluche
stuffed animal (ex teddy bear)
lécher
to lick
nouilles
noodles
payant
not free
surcharger
to overload, cram
remporter
to win
contourner
to by-pass, go around
éparpiller
scatter
tôle
sheet metal
pudiquement
modestly, discreetly
ralentir
to slow down
ferroviaires
rail, railway
navettes
shuttle
avertir
to inform, to warn
préretraite
early retirement
licenciement
lay-off, dismissal
arbitrage
refereeing, umpiring, arbitration
concertation
consultation
majoration
increase
patronat
employers
entériner
to ratify, to confirm.
coup de filet
police raid
perquisition
search
allécher
to tempt
débile
moronic
tricher
to cheat
avertissement
warning
gravir
to climb up
obtempérer
to comply with
péage
toll, tollbooth
munir
to provide
asperger
to spray, to splash, to sprinkle
illico
staightaway
potager
edible
étatiser
to bring under state control
engouement
passion, infatuation
parrainer
to sponser
vétuste
dilapidated, outdated
bourde
blunder
semence
seed
ralentissement
slowing down
affairisme
pej wheeling and dealing°.
perdure
to continue, to endure
échauffourée
brawl
balnéaire
seaside
retrouvailles
nfpl reunion
dénouement
outcome, conclusion
bénéfice
profit
aboutir
to lead to, to end up in
rabais
discount
rétribuer
to remunerate
houleux ,-euse (adj)
[mer] rough, [réunion, débat] stormy.
écarter
(séparer) to move [something] further apart [objets], to open [rideaux], to spread [bras, jambes, doigts], to part [lèvres, feuillage],
calomnieux ,-ieuse (adj)
slanderous.
démenti (nm)
denial, cette rumeur est restée sans démenti the rumour* has not been denied.
biaiser (vi)
to hedge.
renchérir (vi)
to add, renchérir sur ce que dit qn to add something to what sb says, to go one step further,
apesanteur (nf)
weightlessness.
remaniement (nm)
modification, revision, redrafting, reorganization.
selle (nf)
saddle, turntable, † commode, aller à la selle euph to have a bowel movement. selles (nfpl) Méd stools.
entremise (nf)
intervention , il l'a su par mon entremise he heard of it through me
s'apparenter à
to resemble.
récuser (vtr)
to challenge, to object to [juré, témoin]. se récuser (vpr) gén to declare oneself incompetent
appartenance (nf)
affiliation,
flou ,floue(adj)
lit [photo] blurred, [coiffure] soft, [vêtement] loose, fig [concept, style] vague, woolly péj,
essouffler (vtr)
lit to leave [sb] breathless, être essoufflé to be out of breath. s'essouffler (vpr) lit to get breathless, fig
parvenir à (vtr ind)
to reach, un fruit parvenu à maturité a fruit which has reached maturity,
habile (adj)
[bricoleur, policier, écrivain] clever, [avocat, diplomate] skilful*, [politicien] smart, habile à good at,
défoulement (nm)
letting off steam (mass noun).
radeau ,pl radeaux (nm)
raft.
au large
offshore,
rubrique (nf)
section, tenir une rubrique dans un journal to have a column in a newspaper, category,
gaver (vtr)
to force-feed [oies], to stuff [sb] with food [personne],
hameçon (nm)
hook.mordre à l'hameçon to take the bait.
esquiver (vtr)
to duck [coup], to sidestep [question, attaque], to dodge [responsabilité, difficulté]. s'esquiver (vpr) to slip
emballage (nm)
packaging, wrapping, packing, wrapping, packaging. emballage sous vide vacuum packing.
susciter (vtr)
to spark off [réaction, débat], to arouse [enthousiasme, intérêt], to give rise to [réticences, vocation],
échafaud (nm)
scaffold, guillotine.
décharné ,décharnée (adj)
[corps, bras, visage] emaciated, [doigt] bony.
étreindre (vtr)
to embrace, to hug [ami], to clasp [adversaire],
dompter
to tame [fauve, nature, eaux], to bring [somebody] to heel [indiscipliné], to crush, to put down [insurgés, insurrection], to overcome, to master [orgueil, passion].
rehausser (vtr)
to raise, to enhance [prestige, beauté], to set off [contour, motif].
gotha (nm)
aristocracy, high society.
parterre (nm)
bed, Théât stalls (pl) GB, orchestra US, people in the stalls GB ou orchestra US, panel,
enliser (vtr)
to get [sth] stuck . s'enliser (vpr) [bateau, véhicule] to get stuck , fig [enquête, négociations] to drag on,
crispation
(nf) tensing, clenching, state of tension, fig tension.
réclamer
to ask for [personne, chose, argent], to call for [réforme, aide, silence, enquête], to beg [indulgence], to claim [dû, indemnité], to demand [justice, augmentation]
quadriller
(vtr) [armée] to take control of, [police] to spread one's net over
seau
bucket
estival
(d'été) summer (épith), (évoquant l'été) summery.
se pointer
[personne] to turn up (à at)
fléau
(nm) scourge
sous-traitance
(nf) subcontracting,
perquisition
(nf) search
écart
(nm) distance, gap , interval, gap, difference,
ramassage
(nm) collecting, picking up
par contumace
in absentia
planque
(nf) hideout
gaspillage
wasting
lutin
(nm) goblin, imp.
malle
(nf) trunk
évincer
(vtr) to oust [rival].
hétéroclite
disparate
préconiser
to recommend
empoigner
to grab, to lay a hold of
se depouiller
to cast off, to shed
egarement
1. distraction, distractedness 2. loss
s'emparer
to seize
rapetisser
to shrink
rétif
stubborn, disobediant
faille
f. Geological fault
au fur et à a mesure
progressively
une grève
strike
hâlé
tanned
le gratin
upper crust
déchoir
to lose social standing
sous-entendu
innuendo, hint, insinuation
s'éprendre de
to fall for someone, to become enamored of
de bon aloi
genuine worth, in good taste
écervelé
scatterbrained
pitoyable (adv)
pitiful, pathetic.
intoxiquer (vtr)
to poison
recenser (vtr)
to take a census of [population], to list [objets, problèmes].
élan (nm)
(Sport) run up, saut avec/sans élan running/standing jump, momentum, impetus, enthusiasm, impulse
rédiger (vtr)
to write [article, texte], to write up [notes, thèse], to draft [décret, contrat].
léser (vtr)
to wrong [personne], to prejudice [intérêts], fig to hurt [sentiment].
entraide (nf)
mutual aid
tractation (nf)
negotiation.
digue (nf)
sea wall, dyke GB, dike US, harbour* wall, barrier.
contrecarrer
(vtr) to thwart, to foil [effort, projet], to counteract [influence, décision].
phoque (nm)
seal, sealskin. souffler comme un phoque° to puff and pant.
limoneux ,-euse (adj)
[terre] silty, [eau] silt-laden.
mollement (adv)
[allongé] idly, [travailler] without much enthusiasm, [protester] half-heartedly, [tomber] softly
comporter (vtr)
to include
déblayer verbe transitif
(dégager) to clear away [terre, neige], to clear [lieu, porte] (de quelque chose of something), (ranger) to tidy up [pièce],déblayer le plancher° to clear off°,déblayer le terrain to do the groundwork.
amonceler (vtr)
to pile up.
héberger (vtr)
[personne] to put [sb] up [amis], to accommodate [touristes], [pays] to take [sb] in [réfugiés]
se rembrunir
to darken, to cloud
terne
dull, dreary
délectation
delight
hargneux, euse
aggressive, quarrelsom, scathing, caustic, vicious
bouillon (nm)
broth, stock
soucoupe (nf)
saucer
criailleries (nfpl)
screeching, shrieking
s'empoupreé
to turn crimson
rediger
to write
raturer
to cross out, to delete
réclamer
to demand
ricaner
to laugh nervously, to giggle
bride (nf)
bridle
fatras (nm)
clutter, jumble, hodgepodge
frousse (nf)
fright
grincement (nm)
grating, creaking
goudron (nm)
tar
s'atteler à
to get down to , to tackle
atteler
to harness, to yoke, to hitch up
besogne (nf)
task, work, job
pardessus (nm)
overcoat
cache-nez (nm)
scarf
se méfier
to be careful or wary
sentencieux, euse
sentitous, moralizing
endosser
1. to put on, slip on, to don 2. to take responsibility for
buvard (nm)
piece of blotting paper
entraver
to hold up , hinder, put in chains, shackle
river
to rivet, to clinch….river son clou-to shut someone up
fiston (nm)
fam. Son
barreau, x
bar
congédier
to dismiss, to discharge, to send away
subitement
suddenly
mur
ripe, mature
ponssif, ive
1. short winded, wheezy 2. dull, flat, sluggish
breuvage (nm)
beverage, drink
indication (nf)
instruction, direction, information
dépité, e
greatly revexed, piqued
léguer
bequeath
sourciller
to frown
oter
to take off, remove
cicérone (nm)
guide, mentor
acajou (nm)
mahogany
huis (nm)
door
jupon (nm)
petticoat, slip, underskirt
rouet (nm)
spinning wheel
marqueterie (nf)
marquetry, inlay
pimbêche
stuck-up
divaguer
to rable, to be delirious
tracasser
to worry, to bother
gêné, e
embarrassed
scabreux, euse
1. obscene 2. risky, tricky
plinth (nf)
baseboard
terrier (nm)
hole, burrow
raffoler de
to be crazy about
croque-mitaine (nm)
bogeyman
saillant, e
prominent, protruding, projecting
se dandiner
to waddle
rousseur (nf)
redness, gingery color
rousseurs
freckles
gloussement
1. chuckle, giglling 2. clucking
volage
fickle
casanier, ère
stay at home, stay at home type , homebody
flairer
to scent, to sniff, to smell, to sense
vriller
1. to spiral, to spin 2. to peirce, to bore into
poutre (nm)
beam, girder
rétrécir
to shrink, to take in (clothing), to narrow, to get smaller
chiquenaude (nf)
1. flick 2. push
aubaine (nf)
windfall, goldern opportunity
etourderie (nf)
1. careless mistake 2. carelessness
calepin (nm)
notebook
mesquine
1. mean petty 2. stingy
étriqué
1. skimpy 2. mean, petty
se preciser
to take shape, to become dearer
empoté, e
clumsy, awkward…..n. clumsy oaf
écarlate
scarlet
butin (nm )
spoils, booty,loot
miette (nf)
crumb, flake, little bit of
legs (nm)
legacy, bequest
carabin (nm)
medic
trépasser
to depart this life, to pass away
écarquiller les yeux
to open one's eyes wide, to stare wide-eyed
sibyllin, e
enigmatic, cryptic
voyou (nm)
lout, gangster
fluet, ette
[personne] slender, slim, [voix] reedy
radoucir
to soften, to calm down
trapu
1. stocky, thickset 2. tough 3. brainy
inique
iniquitous, unjust, unfair
entorse
1. sprain 2. infringement ~faire une entorse au reglement-to bend the rules
machinal, e, aux
involuntary, automatic
vaurien, enne
good for nothing, scoundrel, rogue
Il y a anguille sous roche
there's something fishy going on
redouter
to dread
limier (nm)
1. bloodhound 2. sleuth
liasse (nf)
wad, bundle
toupie (nf)
1. spinning top 2. old hen
raideur (nf)
stiffness
guetter
1. to watch 2. to menace 3. to watch out for
inavouable
unmentionable, shameful
vacarm (nm)
racket, din , row, noise
loustic (nm)
1. shady character 2. jocker, funny guy
revêche
surly, cantankerous, grumpy
pleurnicher
to whimper, to whine
déceler
1. to detect , to spot, to descover 2. to reveal, betray, to give away
boutade (nf)
joke, sally
flaner
1. to stroll, to amble 2. to hang about, to lounge around, to idle
devanture (nf)
1. shop window 2. display
guérisseur, euse
1. healer 2. quack
accourir
to run, to rush
navré, e
sorry
se muer en
to change, to turn into
alléchant, e
1. mouth-watering, appetizing 2. enticing, tempting
arpenter
1. to pace up and down 2. to survery, to measure
comploter
to plot, to conspire
enhardir
to embolden, to encourange, to make bolder
corbeille (nf)
basket
corbillard (nm)
hearse
veston (nm)
jacket
parement (nm)
facing, cuff
noircir
to blacken ~ noicir du papier-to write page after page
rentrer au bercail
to get back home
avoir les yeux cerné
to have dark rings under ones eyes
cobaye (nm)
guinea pig
accoudoir (nm)
armrest
manigancer
to scheme, to plot
etourdie
careless, thoughtless, scatterbrain
refoulé, e
inhibited person
se defaire de
to get rid of