MUZZLE = n (=nose and mouth of animal) museau m → Rex presented his muzzle for scratching.
(protective device) muselière f to wear a muzzle [dog] porter une muselière → Pit bull terriers have to wear a muzzle. [+gun] gueule f vt [+dog] museler → All dogs are supposed to be muzzled in the streets. [+person, press] museler → He complained of being muzzled by the chairman ... → Besides, Roosevelt had pretty well muzzled the press.
WHIMPER = n gémissement m → David's crying subsided to a whimper to give a whimper pousser un gémissement → The little boy gave a whimper. without a whimper(=without complaining) sans rechigner → They paid up without a whimper. vi [person, dog] gémir to whimper in pain gémir de douleur → She lay on the stairs, whimpering in pain. WUTHERING = Gemir
WITHER = [flower] faner [plant, crops] sécher sur pied → farmers in the Midwest have watched their crops wither because of drought conditions //(=become weak [person,industry] dépérir[industry] péricliter → The question now is whether the railways will flourish or wither. [hopes] s'évanouir
AWOL = absent without leave adj (MILITARY) en absence irrégulière
to be AWOL être en absence irrégulière / to go AWOL (MILITARY) être en absence irrégulière humorous (=disappear) [person] disparaître de la circulation
→ His real father had gone AWOL about 17 years earlier
→ Kenneth contacted Stagecoach to complain -- but was told the driver had gone AWOL after the incident last Monday
PHILANDERE = n don Juan m
CHUCK = throw lancer, jeter → I feel like chucking the bottle through the windscreen.
That night he decided to chuck his job. (finish with)(British) [+job] lâcher
plaquer =He's fed up because his girlfriend's just chucked him. chuck in /chuck out [+person] flanquer dehors/ à la porte
→ We were chucked out of the meeting
PIT = hole in the ground / trou m , fosse
ENDOWMENT (=money) dotation [+talent, quality]
to have an endowment of sth être doté (e) de qch
→ She had, moreover, a reasonable endowment of intelligence
fiend = démon /such a saint to his patients and such a fiend to his children
FANG = [+dog, wolf] croc [+snake] crochet
COO = vi roucouler
SPATE = (series) vague
a spate of = une vague de [+attacks,scandals]
to be in spate[river]être en crue
ERRANDS = courses
BEMOAN = vt déplorer
→ She bemoaned her lack of qualifications.
THRUST = pushing action)
[+sword, knife] coup = propulsive force) [+engine] poussée f
→ The direction of thrust is controlled by computer.
→ The cabin shook with the thrust of the engine = poussée de propulsion
→ The pilot puts the engine into reverse thrust to quickly slow the plane down.
= emphasis axe
the main thrust of sth = l'axe principal de qch
→ The main thrust of the research will be the study of the early Universe
=push =pousser brusquement
→ to thrust sth in sth= fourrer qch dans qch/They thrust him into the jeep.
He thrust his hands into his pockets. Il fourra ses mains dans ses poches.
KILN = four
Lime kiln n. four à chaux
DISCREPENCY ,between versions, opinions = divergence
CVA = AVC = cerebrovascular accident
SCOURGE = fléau
HEATHEN = païen(ne)
ATONE = to atone for sth expier qch, racheter qch
CREED ( = religiousbelief) croyance
→ no matter what race or creed
BEREAVEMENT = ( = loss of loved one) perte f (d'un proche) , deuil
FURNACE =n fourneau
UNCANNY adj = étrange I have an uncanny ability to pick the wrong man. I had this uncanny feeling that I was seeing the future. étrange , troublant (e)
CONUMDRUM = ( = puzzle) énigme
TWEEZERS = pincettes / a pair of tweezers / pince à épiler / tweezers = une pince à épiler
ABYSMAL = adj (= appalling) consternant (e)
RIGMAROL = comédie / galimatias
→ I don't imagine you want to go through all that rigmarole
HINDRANCE = n Obstacle
→ Her new ideas may be more of a hindrance than an asset.
→ Being the daughter of a famous film star can be more of a hindrance than a help in getting your career off the ground.
SLANDER = diffamer diffamation .
SKULL DUGGERY = unscrupulous /trickery
POTHER = tapage / Why all this pother?
Pourquoi tout ce raffut ?
TODDLER =enfant , bambin
Toddle = vi [child] faire ses premiers pas
RUEFULLY = adv [grin, look] d'un air contrit
He grinned at her ruefully.
LARCH = mélèze
STALWART = n fidèle partisan(e) m/f
stalwart = adj. vigoureux / fidèle
WRY = amused and annoyed désabusé(e) = ironic
SHENANIGAN = manigances/magouille/tour
CORDUROY = velours côtelé
BEACON = (= lighthouse )fanal m
to be a beacon of hope(=encouraging) = être porteur d'espoir
Our Parliament has been a beacon of hope to the peoples
= balise f radio beacon / radiophare
SNEER = n ricanement /vi ricaner
DOE = biche lapine hase rate
RODENT = n rongeur
GROPE = vi to grope for sth
vt to grope one's way through the darkness/avancer à tâtons dans l'obscurité
AMID = au milieu de ; parmi / amid fears = par peur, par crainte
TINCTURE = teinture
COG= dent d'engrenage / être un rouage de la machine
EGREGIOUSLY = considérablement / de façon flagrante / grossièrement / outrageusement
The tax code is egregiously complicated Le code fiscal est tout simplement exagérément compliqué.
BERATE = rebuke = réprimander
to berate sb for sth = réprimander qn pour qch
FURLOUGH (US) = [+worker] congé / [+soldier] permission
PRY = s'immiscer / Ela might think she was prying.
I don't mean to pry, but ... Je ne voudrais pas m'immiscer, mais
KALE = chou frisé
LUG = trainer/trimballer luggage
HEX = sorcière / sort
STINGY = radin / avare
URCHIN = sea urchin =oursin /Street urchin =gosse de la rue
TO STROLL = se promener
SOOTH = apaiser
POACHING = braconnage
CHORE = boring task = corvée
VAGARY = caprice/alea vagaries
THROBBING = palpitation/ pulsatif
FOE = ennemi ; adversaire
HENGE = mégalithe
FUDGE = caramel mou / esquive
PANTRY =n (=cupboard) garde-manger m inv (=room) office
FATHOM = brasse / mesure depth sonder, pénétrer , comprendre , piger
WOO vt = [+woman] faire la cour à, courtiser
PHILANDERER = Dom Juan
OBLIVIOUS =oblivious to sth oublieux de qch
They stood motionless, oblivious to everything but their own thoughts Ils se tenaient immobiles, oublieux de tout sauf de leurs propres pensées.
to be oblivious to sth ne pas être conscient de qch
People are totally oblivious to who I am. Les gens ne sont absolument pas conscients de qui je suis.
to be oblivious of sth ne pas être conscient de qch
NEIGH = Hennir
TARP = (mainly US) bâche/toile goudronnée
FIEND = démon /such a saint to his patients and such a fiend to his children
DISCREPANCY = between versions, opinions = divergence
SHENANIGEN = manigances/magouille/tour
CERVIX = col de l'utérus
GALLSTONE =calcul biliaire He had surgery for gallstones
WIMP = mauviette/froussard
SWADDLING = emmaillotement
LICORICE = réglisse
RATCHET = cliquet /roue à cliquet=ratchet wheel / faire augmenter
THRIVE = ( thrived, throve pt)( thrived, thriven pp vi (=grow well) [animal, plant] prospérer
GOAD = aiguillonner/Charles was always goading me!///to goad sb into doing sth harceler qn jusqu'à ce qu'il fasse qch She was being goaded into an argument by Tom
QUITOXIC =adj chimérique ; donquichottesque ; vain ; généreux
→ He has always lived his life by a hopelessly quixotic code of honour
powder keg baril/fût/tonnelet de poudre
DALLY vi (=dawdle) musarder, flâner
The children dallied in the lane.
to dally with sb (=flirt) badiner love avec qn
to dally with an idea caresser une idée I'm dallying with the idea of giving up my job.
dilly-dally vi traînasser, lambiner
Let us not dilly-dally,' barked President Fox
DAWDLE = vi traîner, lambiner flâner / to dawdle over doing sth=traîner pour faire qch