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in one's arms, around the waist
à bras-le-corps
astride, astraddle
à califourchon
on account of, owing to
à cause de
for certain, without fail
a coup sûr
fixed, permanent, live-in
à demeure
thoroughly
à fond
at full gallop
à franc étrier
in chalk
à la craie
rigidly, strictly
à la spartiate
at nightfall
a la tombée de la nuit
neglected, in utter neglect
à l'abandon
at random
a l'aventure
apart, aloof from
à l'écart de
half-way up or down the hill
á mi-pente
flat on one's face
à plat ventre
in the neighborhood of
à proximité de
on all fours
à quatre pattes
at the rte of
à raison de
with reluctance, grudgingly
à regret
to one's liking,acc to one's wishes
à souhait
so much that../the proof being that…
à telle enseigne que
as a favor, gratis, free of charge
à titre gracieux
unofficially
à titre officieux
with all one's might
à tour de bras
in turn, by turns, by the list
à tour de rôle
at all costs
a tout prix
sure, staunch
à toute épreuve
degenerate
abâtardi
debase -v, cause to degenerate
abâtardir
(naut); boarding(forced);collision
abordage
reach,approach (s.o.); tackle(prob)
aborder
land,berth,approach;board (ship)
aborder
forgive, absolve
absoudre (j'absous,nous absolvons)
forgive s.o. sth
absoudre qn de qch
lull (naut)
accalmie -f
accessory
accessoire -n/ad
agreement, settlement
accord
hasten, flock, rush, come running
accourir
gracious,affable; hospitable,welcoming
accueillant
acknowledge receipt of sth
accuser reception de qch
hotly eager
acharné
purchase, buying; thing bought
achat -m
acquire, obtain, get, win
acquerir (j'acquiers, nous acquerons)
acquired
acquis
adhere,stick,cling; join (à)
adhérer
adherence, compliance, joining
adhésion
membership,agreement,sticking
adhesion -f
admonish, censure, reprimand
admonester
address,direction;skill,dexterity
adresse -f
weakening
affailblissement
starve s.o.
affamer
strengthening
affermissement
distressing, sad, painful (news etc)
affligeant
flow (vers,dans);abound,be plentiful
affluer
crowd/flock to a place
affluer à/dans un endroit
insult,slight; affront, indignity
affront -m
agglutinate; to bind, cake
agglutiner
act like an imbecile
agir en imbécile
agitate,wave; shake; excite,perturb
agiter
agricultural
agricole
agriculture, farming
agriculture -f
clutch, grip, seize, grap
agripper
citrus fruit
agrumes - m pl
arm pit
aisselle -f
languid, downcast
alangui
alcove, bed-recess
alcôve -f
awl (?)
alêne -m
seaweed
algue -f
alibi
alibi -m
nutriment, food
aliment -m
tempting
alléchant
allure, attract; entice, tempt
allécher
go to s.o.'s rescue
aller à la rescousse de qn
limp along, hobble about
aller clopin-clopant
ally
allié -m
short speech
allocution
grant,allow; allocate, proportion
allouer
mass,heap,pile,accumluation
amas
arrangement, disposition, layout
amenagement
divide up,distribute;arrange (house,ship)
amenager
rock-solid friendship
amitié à toute épreuve
amorphous; spineless (person); flabby
amorphe
self-respect, pride
amour-propre
amputee
amputé
cocktail snack
amuse-gueule -m
ex-servicemen
anciens combattants
ass, donkey; fool, dunce, ass
âne -m
announcement, sign, ad
annonce -f
ennoble, raise to the noble rank
anoblir
attribute; prerogative (de -of)
apanage
perceive, see, set eyes upon
apercevoir
voiceless
aphone -adj
cliff, bluff, steep
à-pic -m
flatten,smooth (surface),smooth away (difficulties)
aplanir
apostle
apôtre -m
appreciable, considerable
appréciable
understanding; dread (de-of)
appréhension -f
apprentice; (f) novice
apprenti
apprenticeship, trial
apprentissage
approach,coming,nearness,proximity
approche -f
provisions, stock
approvisionnement
stock -v supply w necessaries
approvisionner
prop, stay, support
appui
bannisters
appui d'escalier
rough,harsh; bitter,biting; sharp
âpre
fit, suited; qualified to do sth
apte à faire qch
agricultural
aratoire
small shrub, bush
arbuste
steep, abrupt; arduous, difficult
ardu
ready money
argent liquide
dash in
arriver en trombe
watering
arrosage -m
mental hospital
asile d'aliénés
shelter, home, refuge
asile -m
inhale, draw/suck in; aspire,aim at
aspirer
attack, assault, onslaught;match
assaut -m
dry, drained
asséche
dry,drain, pump dry -v
assécher
besiege, surround; beset,lay siege to
assièger
thirsty,eager (for)
assoiffé (de)
rotate the crops (on piece of land)
assoler
matching, assortment
assortiment -m
deafening
assourdissant
astuteness, artfulness, guile
astuce -f
astute,artful,wily; guileful,crafty
astucieux
delays, excuses, dilly-dallying
atermoiements
atrocity
atrocité
harnessing; team (horses)
attelage
make an attempt at
attenter à
attempt suicide
attenter à ses jours
throw/strike down;overwhelm,astound
atterrer
ambush s.o.
attirer qn dans une ambuscade
stir up, poke (fire)
attiser
stir up hate
attiser les haines
unlawful assembly; (f) mob
attroupement
during the winter
au cours de l'hiver
in broad daylight
au grand jour, en plein jour
on the lookout
au guet
by means of sth
au moyen de qch
help!
au secours!
moreover,what's more,besides, after all
au surplus
besides, moreover
au surplus
openly; with everyone's knowledge
au vu et au su de tout le monde
audacity, daring, insolence
audace -f
haloed
auréolé
halo
auréole -f
at the expense of
aux dépens de
swallow down,drink up;devour
avaler
forearm
avant-bras -m
insolently
avec audace
gratefully
avec reconnaissance
terrifying experience
aventure effrayante
warning, notice
avertissement
avowal, confession
aveu
have a good head on one's shoulders
avoir de la tête
be in debt
avoir des dettes
have set ideas/very decided views on sth
avoir des idées arrêtées sur qch
feel remorse
avoir des remords
have spare time
avoir du loisir
have a nest egg
avoir du pain sur la planche
be certain
avoir la certitude
be glib, have the gift of gab
avoir la langue déliée,bien pendue
be tongue-tied
avoir la langue liée
have a good head on o's shoulders
avoir la tête sur les épaules
(f) be forging ahead,have wind in one's sails
avoir le vent en poupe
have a good head for business
avoir l'entente des affaires
have rings under one's eyes
avoir les yeux cernés
be out of gas
avoir panne d'essence
have s.o. in one's power
avoir qn en sa puissance
have s.o. on one's hands
avoir qn sur les bras
overcome/get the better of s.o./sth
avoir raison de qn, qch
be on edge, irritable
avoir ses nerfs
look after/take care of sth, s.o.
avoir soin/prendre soin de qch/qn
have one's share of troubles
avoir son lot de tourments
(f) have a black eye
avoir un oeil au beurre noir
be inclined to sth
avoir une tendance a qch
miscarriage, abortion
avortement -m
bauble, toy; (f) trifle
babiole -f
brawl, free fight, fray
bagarre -f
golf ball
balle de golfe
ball, bullet
balle -f
stray bullet
balle perdue
balustrade, low railing
balustrade
little child, urchin; tiny tot
bambin -m
bench,reef, sand-bank
banc
blindfold, headband, bandage
bandeau
blindfold s.o.
bander les yeux a qn
banished; exile, outlaw -n
banni -n/adj
banish, exile, outlaw -v
bannir
talk gibberish
baragouiner
speak broken English
baragouiner l'anglais
barring,stopping; barrier, construction
barrage
handrail
barre d'appui
bar/obstruct the way;strengthen w bars
barrer
barricade -n
barricade -f
barricade -v
barricader
rock, swing, topple over
basculer
lower part, foot (mt),basis, foundation
base -f
bass, bass voice, burden
basse -f
beating, throbbing; shuffling (cards)
battement
spade
bêche -f
stammer,lisp
bégayer
stammerer,stutterer
bégayeur
ram, Aries
belier
bull-dozer
belier mécanique
profit, gain, benefit
bénéfice -m
cattle, livestock
bestiaux
silliness, stupidity
bètise -f
reinforced concrete
béton armé
cement
béton de ciment
knick-knack, trinket
bibelot -m
can, drum, water-bottle, canteen
bidon
oilcan
bidon à essence
to be sure, of course
bien sûr
really?
bien sûr?
variegate -v, mottle -v
bigarrer
balance sheet; (f)weighing up (fig)
bilan
armored car
blindée -f
block, lump, pad
bloc -m
bluff -n
bluff -m
bluff -v
bluffer
limp -v
boiter, clocher, clopiner
lame, limping, rickety
boiteux
whether (you,we)like it or not
bon gré mal gré
you idiot!
bon sang d'imbécile!
bound,rebound; leap, bounce
bondir
good feeling
bonne entente
border,rim,fringe,edge,frame(mirror)
bordure -f
bounded, limited; narrow, mean
borné
boundary mark, stone,corner post
borne -f
boundaries, limits
bornes -f pl
grove, thicket, arbor
bosquet -m
hump, bump, bruise, lump
bosse -f
(f) to work hard
bosser
hunchback
bossu - n/adj
hunch-backed, humped
bossu - n/adj
shoemaker
bottier
scapegoat
bouc émissaire
stop, shut up, bar, obstruct
boucher
buckle; loop; ring; curl
boucle -f
buckle, fasten
boucler
shield; buckler
bouclier
baker
boulanger
muddy, miry
bourbeux
turn upside down, jostle,hustle
bousculer
whim, caprice; sally; flash of wit
boutade -f
shop
boutique -f
shopkeeper
boutiquier
boycot -v
boycotter
perch,roost; plug in;(tel)put through
brancher
aim a gun at s.o.
braquer un fusil sur qn
armful, stroke (swimming)
brassée
laced boot, ankle boot
brodequin
scrub, underwood
broussailles
burn, scald
brûlure -f
post office
bureau de poste
seamed, craggy
buriné
engrave, chisel
buriner
booty, spoils, plunder
butin
it gives me the shivers just to think about it
ça me fait trembler quand j'y pense
I'm rather worried that he isn't here yet
ça me taquine qu'il n'arrive pas
there's no sense in that
ça ne rime a rien
hiding place
cachette
mysterious wasy, underhanded work
cachotterie -f
savings bank
caisse d'épargne
chest, case, box, trunk
caisse -f
char, burn to a cinder
calciner
computer, calculator
calculateur
well-off,wealthy; well-read,informed
calé
calumny, slander, libel
calomnie
disguise, fake; camouflage
camoufler
duck (make); drake
canard
wild duck
canard sauvage
ill-natured gossip; cancan dance
cancan -m
cannon, gun, barrel (of gn)
canon -m
(mil) capitulate, surrender
capituler
obtain (sth)by insidious means,win over, catch
capter
hood, cap, cover
capuchon
chattering
caquetage
cackle; (f) chatter
caqueter
carabine, rifle
carabine -f
rifle
carabine -f
shell (lobster), carapace
carapace -f
shell (lobster etc), carapace
carapace -f
caress, fondle, stroke, cherish
caresser
look fondly at s.o.
caresser qn du regard
carp
carpe -f
square, patch, plot, landing
carré
cartridge
cartouche -f
case; instance; matter
cas
emergency
cas urgent
rack, cart-stand
casier
police record
casier judiciare
brittle; curt, abrupt (voice)
cassant
death trap; dare-devil
casse-cou -m
discharge s.o.
casser qn aux gages
promiscuous, accidental
casuel
categorical,explicit, clear(ly)
catégorique
wine cellar
cave à vins
hollow
cave -adj
hollow, sunken
cave -adj
cellar, vault
cave -f
cellar, vault
cave -f
the best part of it is that…
ce qu'il y a de plus fort, c'est que..
that wine goes to your head
ce vin porte à la tête
it doesn't really matter
cela ne fait pas grand-chose
it cannot last long
cela ne peut pas se maintenir longtemps
it's not noticeable
cela ne s'apperçoit pas
that's going too far
cela passe les bornes
that's obvious
cela se devine
cell
cellule -f
encircle,surround; shell,husk(walnuts)
cerner
certificate, testimonial, diploma; (f) proof
cértificat
certitude, certainty,assurance
certitude
brain, mind, intellect, intelligence
cerveau
hothead
cerveau brûlé
empty-headed person,airhead
cerveau vide
these two factors are interdependent
ces deux facteurs s'interpénètrent
it's out of the question
c'est exclu
it's a bargain; (f) done!
c'est marché fait
it's bulky (not transportable easily)
c'est peu portatif
that's his way of thinking
c'est sa façon de penser
he's a silly fellow
c'est un sot personnage
he/she's a driip
c'est une nouille
that music gets on his nerves
cette musique lui porte sur les nerfs
jackal
chacal -m
flesh, meat
chair -m
noisy squabble
chamaille -f
bicker, squabble -v
chamailler
battlefield
champ de bataille
race track
champ de courses
stagger, totter, reel, falter
chanceler
stagger, reel; falter, waver
chanceler
candlemaker, candlestick
chandelier -m
change one's mind
changer d'idée
christmas carol
chant de Noel
dirge
chant funèbre
singing, song, melody
chant -m
blackmail, extortion
chantage -m
sing folk songs
chanter des airs folkloriques
lumber yard
chantier de bois
yard, worksite, depot
chantier -m
shipyard
chantier naval
in charge of
chargé de
(nau) drinking-tan, charnel house
charnier -m
cart
charrette -f
cart, carry, transport
charrier -m
plough, snowplough
charrue -f
charter
charte -f
cauldron
chaudron
red-hot
chauffé à roue
sea-wall,causeway;roadway,reef
chausée
embankment, dike
chausée -f
lime
chaux
short-cut
chemin de traverse
caterpillar, tractor
chenille
(head of) hair, tail (of comet)
chevelure
bushy, unkempt hair
cheveux en broussaille
experienced
chevronné
(f) experienced
chévronné
calculate,reckon, number
chiffrer
fanciful, chimerical
chimérique
visionary; fanciful; chimericl
chimérique
shock,collision, blow, impact
choc
unemployment
chomage -m
thing physically impossible
chose materiellement impossible
target
cible -f
target
cible -f
(naut) sail (before the wind)
cingler
lash, cut with a whip -v
cingler
five hours on end/at a stretch
cinq heures d'affilée
curve,bend, arch (tunnel),coat hanger
cintre -m
circumspect, wary, reserved
circonspect
shear (metal); clip (coins)
cisailler
stretcher, bier; hand-barrow
civière -f
protest one's innocence
clamer son innocence
slap -n
claque -f
shut up, cooped up
claquemuré
immure, coop up, confine,imprison
claquemurer
class, classify, sort, reckon
classer
limping
claudicant
limp -n
claudication
limp, hobble; (f) go wrong somewhere
clocher
partition, division, compartment
cloison
partitioned
cloisonné
partition -v
cloisonner
enclosure, cloister wall
clôture -f
enclose, shut in; close down;end
clôturer
studded
clouté
clashing colors
coleurs disparates
fill in, plug up, clog up
colmater
farmer, colonist, settler
colon
farmer, colonist
colon -m
colon
côlon -m
comatose
comateux
as usual
comme de coutume
break ground -v
commencer à labourer
running commentary
commentaire perpétuel
common (land); communal,parochial
communal
press release
communiqué de presse
official statement (to press)
communiqué -m
obligingness, passive cooperation
complaisance
affable, civil, kind
complaisant
concept
concept -m
conceiving, idea, design
conception
birth control
conception dirigée
chorus of place
concert de louanges
harmony; unanimity, concord
concert -m
fellow citizen, fellow countryman
concitoyen
conclusive, decisive
concluant
put (idea,question) in concrete form
concrétiser
self-confidence
confiance en soi
trust, entrust; confine, disclose
confier
entrust s.o. w sth, tell s.o.sth in confidence
confier qch à qn
snow drift
congère -f
(naut) bill of lading
connaissement
dedicate, devote, assign;sanctify
consacrer
preserve, canned food
conserve -f
keep cool
conserve sa tête
pickles
conserves au vinaigre
constitute, form,establish,make,settle
constituer
establish a precedent
constituer un précédent
contact, touch, connection
contact -m
contagious,catching; infectious
contagieux
contemplate; behold,view; gaze at
contempler
smuggling, smuggled goods
contrabande -f
immoral
contraire à la morale
lower down, downwards
contre-bas
cross,thwart, oppose (s.o.'s plans)
contrecarrer
recoil; after-effects, consequence
contre-coup
region, country (indeterminate sense)
contrée
butress, abutment
contrefort
foot-hills
contreforts - m pl
(box) counter (blow)
contrer
accident,disappointment,mishap
contretemps -m
convince (de-of), convict,prove s.o. guilty
convaincre
convalescence
convalescence
suitably, appropriately,decently
convenablement
convert
converti -m
shell, cocoon, web, hull
coque -f
smart, stylish
coquet
shell
coquille f
horn, horn player, corn (of foot)
cor -m
rope, cord, line
corde -f
pork chop
côtelette de porc
sunset; the west
couchant -m
small bed, berth, bunk
couchette
loud, gaudy color
couleur criarde
stroke of luck
coup de bonheur
shove, effort -n
coup d'épaule
cutthroat, ruffian
coupe-jarret
cut, gash, paper money
coupure -f
stiffness, tiredness
courbature
curve
courbe -f
curve, sweep (of road), graph
courbe -f
run wild
courir les champs
river; water course; stream
cours d'eau
court, woo -v
courtiser
cushion
coussin
expensive, costly
coûteux
scar, seam
couturer
brood, sit on/incubate (eggs)
couver
smoulder (fire,passion),sit (hen on eggs)
couver
gloat over one's victim
couver du regard sa victime
gaze intently/look fondly at s.o.
couver qn des yeux
spitoon
crachoir
chalk
craie -f
fear, apprehension,dread, awe
crainte -f
fearful
craintif
skull, cranium; bold, plucky
crâne - n/adj
dissolute mob, low scoundrel
crapule -f
crack, crackle, snap, crunch
craquer
boasting, story, fib
craquerie -f
gross, crass
crasse -ad
dirt, squalor, avarice
crasse -f
dirt; avarice
crasse -f
dirty, filthy, squalid;(f) stingy
crasseux
creditor
créancier
manger, crib; public day nursery
crèche -f
set a precedent
creer un précédent
crenelated (wall); notched
crénelé
hollow
creux
burst,split; die (animals);croak (people)
crever
crying,squallng; bawler, squaller
criard -n/a
riddle, pierce all over;overwhelm
cribler
mane; mop of hair
crinière -f
creed, cove; flaw
crique -f
sudden swerve, sudden turn,detour
crochet -m
hook -n
crochet -m
crusade
croisade -f
crossing,intersection,interbreeding
croisement -m
cruiser
croiseur
swastika
croix gammée
crunch,crackle; devour,eat hastily
croquer
sinking, crumbling, ready to fall, tottering
croulant
lie,wallow (in flith);stagnate (water)
croupir
stagnating
croupissant
raw (meat,silk,material);crude
cru -adj
thigh
cuisse
chicken leg
cuisse de poulet
throw over,upset violently;(f)fall for
culbuter
riding breeches
culotte de cheval
pair of trousers, shorts, breeches
culotte -f
at first,to begin with
d'abord
typist
dactylographe
type -v
dactylographier
canopy
dais -m
checkerboard
damier
in one's heart of hearts
dans (en) son for intérieur
on the whole
dans l'ensemble
on the whole
dans l'ensemble
in the dark
dans les ténèbres
in his infinite wisdom
dans son infinie sagesse
without interruption
d'arrache-pied
willingly, readily
de bonne grâce
choice, prime
de choix
for fear that; lest
de crainte que
far-reaching
de grande envergure
by far
de loin
unwillingly, ungraciously
de mauvaise grâce
of my own free will/accord
de mon propre gré, mon plein gré
from head to toe
de pied en cap
first-rate
de premier ordre
purely formal
de pure forme
extra, additional
de renfort
stroll along, walk up and down
déambuler
sell, retail; (f) spread,recite,spout
débiter
spread news
débiter des nouvelles
clear away, remove
déblayer
shovel away the snow
déblayer la neige
overflowing(river);overwhelmed(man)
débordé
overflow; project, jut out,protrude
déborder
throw out of gear,(f)give up work
débrayer
decently, with decency
décemment
decency
décence
decade
décénnie -f
decent, modest
décent
disappointment
déception
unhappy love affair
déception sentimentale
decree,enact; award, bestow
decerner
resolutely,firmly,definitively
décidément
resolutely, firmly,positively
décidément
decimate
décimer
unhook, detach, set in motion; laucnh
déclencher
decline,close; wane,waning (moon)
déclin -m
(f) calm down
décolérer
rubbish; debris, ruins
décombres - m pl
upset, confound, frustrate;disconcert
déconcerter
disappointment,mortification,set-back
déconvenue -f
cut up,slash, cut out
découper
shake-up
déferlement
unfurl, shake out
déferler
unfurl
déferler
defile, narrow pass;(f)difficulty
défilé
stave/smash in;(f)knock bottom out of (argument)
défoncer
clear,reclaim(land);break(new ground)
défricher
redeem(mortgage),emit,disengaging
dégager
(f) awkward, ungainly, loosely built
dégingandé
(f) trickle, drip, run
dégouliner
(f) trickling,drip,run
dégouliner
degradation, defacement, weathering
dégradation
tumble down;bring toppling down
dégringoler
disguise -v
déguiser
ruinous condition, desrepair,decay
délabrement
forsaken
délaissé
foresake, desert, abandon
délaisser
deliberate,determined,resolute
delibéré
deliberately
delibérément
delicacy, weakness,nicety
délicatesse
demarcate (territ), define (powers)
délimiter
misdemeanor, offense
delit
choice, picked, select
d'élite
get away; oust,drive out, eject
déloger
go off, get away;oust,eject,drive out
déloger
dismantling
démantelement
dismantle
démanteler
gait, walk, bearing; measure, step
démarche -f
canvasser
démarcheur
unmoor, cast off; get underway
démarrer
disentangle, unravel
démeler
clear up a misunderstanding
démeler un malentendu
crazy, mad (person)
dément -n/adj
denial, flat contradiction,disappointment
démenti -m
(vul) extricate, free s.o. (de-from)
démerder
resignation
démission
old-fashioned, out-of-fashion,obsolete
démodé
take out of the nest; hunt out,dislodge
dénicher
commodity, foodstuff
denrée -f
extricate, free -v
dépêtrer
travelling,journey;transfer,displacement
déplacement
deplorable, lamentable, pitiable
déplorable
gas station
dépôt d'essence
refuse dump
dépotoir
depress -v
déprimer
ridiculous, laughable;absurdly low
dérisoire
disapproval (de - of)
désapprobation
unarmed
désarmés
disavow, repudiate;disown;retract
désavouer
desert,abandon, quit
déserter
plain
déshérité
wishing to, desirous of
désireux de
quick-witted
d'éspirit vif
despot
despote
remove stains, detach, untie
détacher
unharness; leave off working
dételer
relaxation,easing;trigger, firing
détente
distress, grief,anguish
détresse -f
debt -n
dette -f
precede,go before; outrun,surpass
dévancer
predecessors
devancier -m
ancestors, forefathers
devanciers - m pl
(hydr) overflow, outfall
déversoir
guess, predict (the future)
deviner
fortune-teller
devineresse
riddle, conundrum
devinette
disfigure; stare s.o. down
dévisager
diffuse, broadcast
diffuser
digestible
digestible
deserving,worthy (de-of);dignified
digne
worthy of the name
digne de ce nom
trust-worthy
digne de confiance
noteworthy
digne de remarque
graduate
diplômé
diploma
diplôme -m
talk nonsense
dire des betises
dissimlar, ill-matched
disparate -ad
disparity, incongruity
disparate -f
outpatient clinic, public dispensary, welfare dept
dispensaire
safety device
dispositif de sécurité
dissident, dissenter,non-conformist
dissident -n/a
hide/keep sth from s.o.
dissimuler qch a qn
dissolve -v,disintegrate,melt (in water)
dissoudre (je dissous,nous dissolvons)
distinct, separate (de-from);clear
distinct
domain, estate, property
domaine -m
public property
domaine public
national, belonging to the state
domanial
giving(à-to);gift,natural talent
don -m
given fact, datum
donnée -f
data, particulars
données -f pl
intimate, hint
donner à entendre
put ideas in s.o.'s head
donner des idées à qn
set a good example
donner le bon exemple
take s.o. in, deceive s.o.
donner le change à qn
give full vent to one's anger
donner libre cours à sa fureur
let your imagination take you
donner libre cours à son imagination
resign -v
donner sa démission
(naut) ground, strike
donner un coup de talon
stab s.o.
donner un coup de poignard à qn
slap s.o. -v
donner une claque a qn
give s.o. an IOU
donner une reconnaissance a qn
dormitory
dortoir
endow, dower
doter
cool off (excitement)
doucher
from beyond the grave
d'outre-tombe
drama, play, sensational affair
drame -m
woolen cloth
drap
sheet
drap de lit
registration fee, entrance fee
droit d'inscription
civil rights
droits civils
comically, facetiously,excessively
drôlement
sheepishly
d'un air penaud
preceptibly, appreciably
d'une manière sensible
duplicity, double-dealing,deceit
duplicité
sewage
eaux d'égout
dazzle,dazzling sight,vertigo,fit of dizziness
éblouissement
shake, loosen, unsettle
ébranler
boiling, ebulution
ébullition
scarlet, hectic red
écarlate
open, spread out
écarquiller
open one's eyes wide, stare
écarquiller les yeux
reef,rock; (f)danger,stumbling block
éceuil -m
crescent-shaped, indented
échancré
exchange
échange -m
sample, pattern, specimen
échantillon
escape; space,interval
échapée
vista, glimpse (sur - over)
échapée (de vue)
break (s.o.'s) back, tire (s.o.) out
échiner
booth; street stall, small workshop
échoppe -f
be stranded; (f)fail,be disappointed
échouer
bark; rind; peel;external appearance
écorce
bark (of tree), rind, peel
écorce
earth's crust
écorce terrestre
follow s.o.'s advice
écouter les avis de qn
jewel case
écrin
fall in/down,collapse,be destroyed
écrouler
froth, foam, scum (soup, jum)
écume
scum, dregs of society
écume de la société
stable; (f) pigsty
écurie -f
enact, decree (penalties)
édicter
edifying (example)
édifiant
erect, set up,build; enlighten,instruct
édifier
efficacy,effectiveness;efficiency
efficacité
lean, thin, lank; (f)dry,meager
efflanqué
breaking down, caving in; collapse, breakdown
effondrement
dig deeply,overwhelm
effondrer
sewer, draining
égout -m
work out,prepare,elaborate,build up
élaborer
darting forth, shooting pain;twinge
élancement
stock-breeder
éleveur
incubator (for chickens)
éleveuse
she's quite promiscuous
elle couche avec n'importe qui
she died in childbirth
elle est morte en couches
far (away);distant;furthermost
eloigné
emaciated, wasted
émacié
encase, nest; pack in boxes
emboîter
mouthpiece (wind inst),mouth (river)
embouchure -f
ambush
embuscade -f
amazed, wonder-struck
émerveillé
riot
émeute
riot -n
emeute -f
rioter
émeutier
rioter
emeutier
eminence,rising ground; superiority (moral/int)
eminence -f
emissary, messenger
émissaire
tangle; mix up facts,muddle (story)
emmêler
wrap up warmly
emmitoufler
site, location; place, gunpit
emplacement
grasp,seize,grab;catch,arrest
empoigner
moved, affected (by emotion)
ému
in keeping with
en accord avec
secretly
en cachette
in that case
en ce cas
unemployed
en chomage
accordingly
en consequence
as a last resort
en dernière recourse
in exchange for
en échange de
have one's own way
en faire sa volonté
bell-shaped
en forme de cloche
as a token of friendship
en gage d'amitié
on a leash
en laisse
bound for Rio
en partance pour Rio
in broad daylight
en plein jour
in full swing
en pleine activité
potentially
en puissance
potentially
en puissance
as a reprisal for, in retaliation for
en représaille pour, de
in secret
en sécret
behind the scenes
en sous-main
in any case
en tout cas
in use, in usage
en usage
in an airtight chamber, as a recluse
en vase clos
nearing completion
en voie d'achèvement
during his lifetime/in his day
en/de son vivant
frame,straddle, bracket -v
encadrer
put on a hood; hood, cover -v
encapuchonner
tangling up, tangle
enchevêtrement
inclined,disposed (to sth,to do sth)
enclin à qch, à faire qch
encumber,congest (streets)
encombrer
endemic
endémique
painful; sore, tennder
endolori
don, put on; (com)endorse (chck)
endosser
assume/shoulder responsibility
endosser une responsabilité
place, spot; passage (book)
endroit
endurance, long-suffering, staying power
endurance -f
hardened, hard, callous, inveterate
endurci
harden -v
endurcir
childbirth;giving birth (literary wk)
enfantement -m
swollen
enflé
swelling, inflammation
enflure -f
smoky, smoke-blackened
enfumé
include, embody
englober
lime; (f) take in (decieve)
engluer
numbness, dullness, sluggishness
engourdissement
garner -v
engranger
embolden
enhardir
encourage s.o. to do sth
enhardir qn à faire qch
charge,direct; prescribe; enjoin
enjoindre
enemy
ennemi
deep-rooted, deep-seated
enraciné
enrol, recruit, enlist
enrôler
sign, index, token
enseigne -f
sow (a field)
ensemencer
bury,entomb; shroud (a corpse)
ensevelir
notch, nick; gash,cut; slash
entailler
cut into, penetrate, begin -v
entamer
listen to reason
entendre raison
understanding (de-of), skill, agreement (entre)
entente -f
enthusiast, enthusiastic
enthousiaste -n/ad
begin to sing; strike up
entonner
funnel
entonnoir
hindrance, impediment to sth
entrave à qch
shackle, fetter
entrave -f
shackle, fetter; hinder, hamper
entraver
shackle, fetter; hinder, impede
entraver
hold up traffic
entraver la circulation
in parenthesis
entre parenthèse
warehouse, store, emporium
entrepôt -m
(f) burst in, storm out
entrer/sortir en trombe
maintain,keep up; support
entretenir
catch a glimpse of;just be able to see
entrevoir
interview
entrevue -f
spread; breadth; span; wingspan
envergure
surround -v
environner
look/stare in face;consider,view
envisager
look to the future
envisager l'avenir
blooming, beaming
épanouissement
disperse,scatter,spread (sth)
éparpiller
scattered, dispersed,dishevelled
épars
flatten; (f)amaze,dumbfound
épater
shoulder
épaule -f
ephemeral, short-lived,transitory
ephémère
endurance test
epreuve d'endurance
gear,tackle; (av) crew,personnel
équipage -m
prank, escapade
equipée
erect, set up, raise (statue);establish (office)
ériger
scale, climb over
escalader
skirmish
escaramouche -f
squad
escouade -f
space out,place apart,leave space btw
espacer
you idiot!
espèce d'enflé
mischievous, rougish
espiègle
spirit, mind, wit
éspirit
narrow mind
espirit borné
trial,testing; attempt(ing), try
essai
out of breath
essouflé
what next?; so what?
et après?
workbench
établi -m
stallion,stud horse; standard
étalon
pond
étang
vise
étau -m
stay,shore,support (a theory)
étayer
chequered material
étoffe à damier
stuff, upholster;furnish w materials
étoffer
(naut) stem, stempost (of ship)
étrave -f
stem, stempost
étrave -f
be at death's door
être à l'éxtrémité
(mil) be posted to a ship
être affécté à un navire
be at grips with s.o. (sth)
être aux prises avec qn
be at s.o.'s heels, on s.o.'s heels
être aux trousses de qn
be burnt to death
être calciné
be in the same boat
être dans le même panier
be within one's rights
être dans son droit
be in a bad mood/temper
être de mauvais poil
be angry
être en colère
be below the level of sth
être en contre-bas de qch
be in a whirl, in a turmoil
être en ébullition
be wide-awake, on the alert
être en éveil
be in s.o.'s favor
être en faveur aupres de qn
be in a position to do sth
être en mesure de faire qch
be in, be at home
être là
be sick and tired of sth
être las de qch
be friendless, unprotected
être sans appui
be/get in contact w s.o.
être/entrer en contact avec qn
stirrup
étrier -m
skimpy, tight
étriqué
vanishing,fainting,disappearing
évanouissement
evasive
evasif
air,expose to air; fan;(f) divulge
éventer
possible, contingent
éventuel
exceed,go beyond;tire, wear out
éxceder
eccentricity
excentricité -f
eccentric, odd; eccentric person
excentrique
except, excepting
excepté
exact, require; demand, call for
éxiger
exclude, shut out, preclude
exlcure (j'exclus, nous excluons)
exorbitant, outrageous
exorbitant
expectation
expectative -f
experienced
expérimenté
experiment, test, experience
expérimenter
bee-keepng
exploitation apicole
work (mine,patent);take unfair advantage of, cultivate
exploiter
explode, blow up
exploser
explosive
explosif
anemic,bloodless; (f)cadaverous
exsangue
extort,wring(money,etc)fm s.o.
éxtorquer -(à qn)
facilitate, make (sth) easier, easy; promote
faciliter
work,shape (material);mold,form(abstract)
façonner -v
keep the pot boiling
faire bouillir la marmite
give s.o. a lecture
faire de la morale a qn
advertise -v
faire de la réclame
be absent/wanting; fail, give out
faire défaut
save, put away money
faire des économies
gloat over sth
faire des gorges chaudes de qch
arrow-head
faire flêche de tout bois
have a high opinion of
faire grand cas de qn
put an ad in the papers
faire insérer une annonce
smuggle -v
faire la contrabande (de)
(f) do the cooking
faire la popote
purchase sth
faire l'achat de qch
go around
faire le tour de
sort out -v
faire le tri
vie w one another in doing sth
faire qch à qui mieux mieux
do sth reluctantly
faire qch avec repugnance
point out, call attention to
faire remarquer
swallow one's pride
faire taire son orgeuil
trip s.o.
faire trébucher qn
make a deposit
faire un dépôt
make/lay a bet
faire un pari
take a blood test
faire une prise de sang
bundle, union, beam
faisceau -m
match-maker
faiseur de mariages
miracle worker
faiseur de miracles
schemer
faiseur de projets
insignificant; dim,wan(light),colorless
falot
familiarity, intimacy;intimate terms
familiarité
lantern, light
fanal -m
footsoldier, infantryman
fantassin -
marionette; puppet
fantoche -m
stuff (poultry etc)
farcir
mow, cut, reap; mow down (troops)
faucher
mowing-machine, mechanical power
faucheuse -f
favor
faveur -f
favor; be partial to (s.o. sth)
favoriser
egyptian fellah
fellah -m
use every means to an end
fer de flêche
ferocious, savage, wild, fierce
féroce
fetid, stinking
fetide
stiff, cold,set (features, smile)
figé
end up doing sth
finir par faire qch
blazing; (f) smart, flashy
flambant
flaming, blazing; flamboyant, gaudy
flamboyant
stroll, saunter
flanerie -f
flank,secure; deal (blow), throw
flanquer
puddle, pool
flaque -f
arrow, spire
flêche -f
bend,flex; (f) move,melt; yield,sag
flechir
brand, stigmatize; sully,stain;fade
flétrir
floating
flottaison -f
wave, float, stream (in wind);waver, hesitate
flotter
fluctuate btw hope and fear
flotter entre l'ésperance et la crainte
dash,rush,charge,swoop(upon)-v
foncer
drive (in); sink; deepen,darken
foncer
rush/charge/swoop down on s.o.
foncer sur qn
found, start, set up(business,newspaper)
fonder
burst into tears
fondre en larmes
pounce on s.o.
fondre sur qn
the conscience
for intérieur
pirate, bucanner
forban
mad,furious, enraged
forcené
fortifying; tonic, fortifier
fortifiant -n/adj
small fort
fortin
grave digger
fossoyeur
terrifying, crushing, overwhelming
foudroyant
motley crowd
foule bigarée
tread, trample on; (f)tread,walk on
fouler
oven
fournaise -f
batch (loaves of bread)
fournée -f
plunder,ravage;rummage,upset
fourrager
thicket, jungle
fourré -m
coolness,chiliness,freshness,bloom
frâicheur
frankness; sanctuary, asylum
franchise
scrape; rub; graze; spawn
frayer
scrape, rub, graze -v
frayer
check/restrain a movement (pol)
freiner un mouvement
quiver, shudder, tremble;be agitated
fremir
waste, fallow land
friche -f
curl,frizz (hair);graze,border on
friser
shiver, cold fit, shudder -n