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to open fire (on)
ouvrir le feu (sur)
source of infection
un foyer d’infection
hazardous, risky
risqué(e)
lack of fitness
la méforme
harmless, innocuous
anodin(e)
to be reported as missing
être porté(e) disparu(e)
to count, list
dénombrer
paragraph
un alinéa
to place in intensive care
placer en soins intensifs
paramilitary group
une milice
to incite sb to
provoquer qn à
to cut os off from
s’abstraire à
fellow traveller
un compagnon de route
peak
une apogée
to amount to
se résumer à
to distinguish/distance os from
se démarquer de
the harder the fall
plus dure sera la chute
gate
barrier (at metro)
le portillon
to spread out slowly
faire tache d’huile
full-bodied, flavoured, strong
spicy (story)
steep (bill) (fam.)
corsé(e)
against the clock
contre-le-montre
to start/play again, to have another one
remettre ça
moving handrail
une main courante
There they go again!
Les voilà qui remettent ça!
novice
(un/e) néophyte
sychronous, in time
synchrone
cruising speed
une vitesse de croisière
to massage
to gather, amass
masser
missing link
un chaînon manquant
roll, roller
un rouleau
peak/busy period
rush hour
une heure de pointe
budding (artist, singer etc)
en herbe
to drive/force back
to repress, suppress
refouler
nudge in the right direction
un coup de pouce
to cut corners
brûler les étapes
to bid higher, to raise one's bid
surenchérir
to pen up (cattle)
parquer
to size up
jauger
excess, overflow
le trop-plein
lesser evil
un moindre mal
to break (waves)
to sweep, flood (fig.)
déferler
to snowball
faire boule-de-neige
juicy (fruit)
lucrative (business)(fam.)
juteux(-euse)
rejected candidate
un(e) recalé(e)
to be careful/gentle/delicate (with sb)
prendre de gants (avec qqn)
to get over, recover from
se remettre de
foot-and-mouth disease
la fièvre aphteuse
harmful
néfaste
to increase, become more
redoubler de
moreover (formal)
de surcroît
to remain calm, unfazed (fam.)
rester zen
to check, stop
enrayer
square one
la case départ
worrying state (of health)
un état préoccupant
to spend time doing sth
passer du temps à faire qch
to drink (in)
to devour (fig.)
s’abreuver
to accuse sb of
to call sb a
taxer qqn de
to swallow, gulp down
ingurgiter
ditto (fam.)
idem
person on welfare benefits
un RMiste
to delude os
se leurrer
to be big news
faire événement
to take the reins (from sb)
prendre le relais (de qqn)
decline
une décrue
to cast the net wide
ratisser large
political scene/landscape
l’échiquier (m) politique
air pocket
un trou d’air
to copy out on
to transfer (sth) to (fig.)
reporter (qch) sur
fall, tumble
collapse, crash (money)
un dégringolade
wiped out, thrashed (fam.)
laminé(e)
to shun, stay away from
to refuse to buy/talk to
bouder
headquarters
un quartier général
the unspeakable, indescribable
l’indicible (f)
GP
un généraliste
outgoing (mayor, MP)
sortant(e)
to be coming down with sth
couver qch
dumping ground
un dépotoir
scrap (n.)
le rebut
upstream
en amont
to draw (water)
puiser
to be the responsability of (fees, work)
incomber à
to set a precedent
faire un jurisprudence
customary
coutumier(-ière)
wiring
la connectique
copper
le cuivre
ground water
une nappe phréatique
asbestos
l’amiante (m)
mocking
goguenard(e)
to close down, wind up
se saborder
to bear the brunt of
faire les frais de
to count on sth
tabler sur qch
to not let off lightly
ne pas faire de cadeau
to be the idol of (fam.)
être la coquelouche de
market gardener
un(e) maraîcher(-ère)
dish, meal (formal)
un mets