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staggering

stupéfiant

landslide

glissement de terrain

to gust

souffler en bourrasques

to weather

survivre à

to weather the storm

s'en tirer, tenir le coup

to hang in the balance

être en jeu

daunting

intimidant

to be required to do something

exiger que qqun fasse qqch

to break ground

entamer les travaux

to up the ante

augmenter la mise

delay

retard

gentle

doux

bedrock

soubassement

to stack against

défavoriser

limestone

calcaire

to jeopardize

mettre en péril

stay

hauban

span

travée

deck

tablier

row

rangée

to aim for

viser

room

place

accurate

précis

to pinpoint

localiser, repérer

dead on target

en plein dans le mille

to within 2 cm

à 2 cm près

against all the odds

contre toute attente

ahead of schedule

en avance sur la date prévue

to take on

accepter

to manufacture

fabriquer

accuracy

précision, exactitude

to jack up

lever avec un cric

wedge-shaped

en forme de cale

wadge

cale

ram

piston

to slide up

gravir

to lift

soulever

to retract

se retirer

to shunt something forward

déplacer vers l'avant

to fail

tomber en panne

out of step

être déphasé

to spell

signifier

resting place

dernière demeure

white elephant

travaux inutiles

to meet the schedule

respecter le programme

hardened

endurci

to wonder

s'interroger, douter

to pull something straight

tendre qqch

achorage

ancrage

to straighten

redresser

rippling

onduleux

to cope with

supporter, faire face à

to sag

s'affaisser

steel strands

torons en acier

at full throttle

à plein gaz

true to plan

fidèle au plan

ripple

ride, ondulation

thumb

pouce

tightly

fermement

relentless

impitoyable

lining

garniture, revêtement

insight

aperçu, idée

to spoil

gâcher

underlying

sous-jacent

to overstep

outrepasser

casualty

victime, accidenté

to trail

suivre la piste de

to harm

nuire