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  1. mette la main a\ la pa/\te.
    to lend a hand, to help s/o do s/th.
  2. la pa/\te.
    dough.
  3. le riverain
    resident, local.
  4. riverain.
    • bordering, stretching along;
    • riverside, waterside, riparian.
  5. costaud.
    dough, hefty, beefy.
  6. une e/che/ance.
    term.
  7. a\ moyenne e/che/ance.
    at mid-point, mid term.
  8. en vrac.
    in bulk, higgledy-piggledy.
  9. transporteur en vrac.
    bulk carrier.
  10. un ence/pagement.
    wind stock plantings.
  11. le cep.
    wine stock.
  12. le ce/pagement.
    variety of vine, grape variety.
  13. radie/ (de)
    struck off, removed (from).
  14. radier.
    srike/cross off.
  15. fro/\ler.
    come close to, skirt, brush.
  16. notamment.
    especialy, particularly.
  17. d'autant que.
    especially as, particularly as. as far as.
  18. ce n'est pas sorcier.
    it isn't rocket science.
  19. borgne.
    blind in one eye; shady.
  20. a\ coeur serre/.
    heavy hearted.
  21. a\ coeur brise/.
    broken hearted.
  22. un portrait-robot.
    composite sketch.
  23. prendre de court.
    catch off-guard, unawares.
  24. mirobolant.
    unrealistic, fabulous.
  25. eclairer la laterne de qqn.
    enlighten sb, put sb in the picture.
  26. haie d'honneur.
    guard of honor.
  27. de/risoire.
    • derisory, pathetic, ridiculous;
    • (price) insignificant, minimal, low.
  28. de toute sorte.
    all sorts.
  29. souder a\ la chair.
    bonded with the flesh.
  30. souder.
    weld, bond.
  31. la chair.
    flesh.
  32. renouer.
    renew, reestablish, revive, keep alive.
  33. poltron.
    cowardly.
  34. peureux.
    • fearful, apprehensive;
    • jittery, uneasy, spooked.
  35. un volet.
    • shutter, blind;
    • part, section, component.
  36. une tranche.
    slice, edge, part, round, group, bracket.
  37. trancher.
    • slice, cut, chop;
    • judge, decide, solve, cut short.
  38. ca me tourne en bourrique.
    that will drive me crazy.
  39. la bourrique.
    donkey.
  40. faire tourner en bourrique.
    to drive sb nuts, up the wall.
  41. le sparadrap.
    band-aid.
  42. pallier.
    compensate, overcome, mitigate.
  43. une cellule souche.
    stem cell.
  44. les gueles casse/es.
    disfigured faces. (ww1, result of war wounds, poor surgery).
  45. battu en breche.
    penetrated, beat (bre\che=breach)
  46. la bre\che
    • breach, gap, hole;
    • chip, chink.
  47. endiguer.
    eradicate.
  48. autant que.
    as much as.
  49. la ve/tuste/.
    dilapidation.
  50. la ferronnnerie.
    iron works.
  51. la de/sinvolture.
    casualness.
  52. la aisance.
    • ease, poise, facility;
    • affluence, wealth;
  53. les aisance.
    lavatory, rest room.
  54. cotiser.
    contribute, pay into.
  55. une cotisation.
    • subscription; dues;
    • collection, contribution.
  56. se ga/\ter.
    • take a turn for the worse, cloud over,
    • worsen, degenerate.
  57. ga/\ter
    spoil, ruin.
  58. abi/\mer.
    damage, ruin, spoil.
  59. s'abi/\mer.
    • sink;
    • fall into disrepair,
    • spoil, go bad.
  60. un abi/\me.
    • abyss, chasm, gulf;
    • depths of despair, lowest ebb.
  61. au bord du abi/\me/
    at the edge of the abyss.
  62. au bord du gouffre.
    at the edge of the abyss.
  63. un gouffre.
    • chasm, abyss, gulf;
    • money pit; depths.
  64. e/pineux, e/pineuse.
    thorny, prickly, delicate.
  65. une embellie.
    bright spell, lull (in bad conditions).
  66. de pire en pire.
    downward spiral.
  67. mu/\r.
    ripe.
  68. une mu/\re.
    blackberry.
  69. a\ haut de/bit.
    high download speed.
  70. inne/.
    innate, unborn, natural.
  71. l'inne/ et l'acquis.
    nature vs. nurture.
  72. virer.
    • turn, veer.
    • (slang) sack, fire.
  73. tenir bond.
    hold firm.
  74. s'arroger.
    assume (without right).
  75. s'arroger le droit de.
    assume the right to.
  76. le gage
    • token, wages, pay, foreit,
    • pledge, deposit, security,
    • guarantee, hired/contract.
  77. le\se-majeste/.
    crime against sovereign power, treason.
  78. tenir les rangs.
    kept their line/rank.
  79. une bac/\che.
    tarp.
  80. bacale.
    wobbly, shaky.
  81. la moelle.
    (bone)marrow.
  82. moelle e/pinie\re.
    spinal cord.
  83. pourri jusqu' a\ la moelle.
    rotten to the core.
  84. a\ la va vite.
    hastily.
  85. le jeu/\ne.
    fast.
  86. a\ jeun.
    on an empty stomach.
  87. un choeur.
    choir; chorus.
  88. une chorale.
    choir.
  89. amer.
    bitter.
  90. le gou/\t.
    taste, flavor, palate, aftertaste.
  91. en plein essor.
    booming, fast-growing.
  92. un essor.
    flight, rise, development.
  93. repenser.
    • think over/about;
    • redesign, revamp, redo.
  94. gonfler.
    blow.
  95. ronfler.
    snore.
  96. me/connu.
    unknown, little known.
  97. la inimitie/.
    hostility, enmity.
  98. amitie/.
    friendship, goodwill.
  99. un e/cart.
    • distance, gap, space;
    • difference, discrepancy, margin;
    • deviation, break, swerving.
  100. a\ l'e/cart.
    apart, isolated.
  101. exigeant.
    demanding, challenging.
  102. exiger.
    demand, require, need, necessitate.
  103. sinon.
    • otherwise, if not;
    • except, other than, but, save;
    • if not.
  104. farouche.
    • fierce, savage, wild;
    • timid, shy, mistrustful.
  105. la haine.
    hatred, hate; aversion.
  106. pister.
    • follow, track;
    • trail.
  107. un de/lire.
    • excitation, frenzy;
    • delirium.
  108. porte-a-faux.
    cantilever, unsupported overhang; awkward.
  109. e/tre en porte-a-faux.
    to be in an awkward position.
  110. cerne/.
    to be encircled.
  111. le florilege.
    anthology.
  112. biberonner.
    bottle-feed.
  113. autrui.
    others.
  114. la quintessence.
    • quintessence;
    • pure/concentrated essence of a substance.
  115. la prouesse.
    expoit, feat (prowess).
  116. limite/.
    challenged.
  117. prefabrique/.
    prefab.
  118. accoi/tre.
    • heighten, increase, intensify;
    • increase, augment;
    • mount, grow, intensify.
  119. remporter.
    win, bring back.
  120. une provocaion de trop.
    one provocation/incitation too many.
  121. une goutte qui fait de/border le vase.
    the drop that made the bucket overflow.
  122. la gestion.
    management.
  123. le regain.
    resurgence, revival, renewal.
  124. e/prouve/e.
    tried, tested.
  125. e/prouver.
    feel, experience, try, test.
  126. bailleurs de fonds.
    donators.
  127. a demi mots.
    in covered terms.
  128. se solder par.
    result in, end by.
  129. se solder par un exce/dent--de/ficit--de.
    end in a profit--shortfall--of.
  130. acharne/.
    relentless
  131. s'acharner.
    • a =persist in, persevere in, strive for;
    • sur =attack, harass; hammer away at;
    • contre =take it out on somebody;
  132. l'acharnement(m);
    the relentlessness.
  133. se requinquer.
    recover, perk up, pep up, refresh.
  134. fre/le.
    fragile, frail.
  135. la se/quelle.
    after-effect, consequence, legacy.
  136. ronger.
    gnaw at, eat into, wear away.
  137. rongeur.
    rodent.
  138. purulent.
    suppurating, infected/pussy.
  139. le fle/au.
    plague, scourge, bane, curse, flail.
  140. accro.
    addicted; hooked, fanatic.
  141. faire a malaise.
    black out, faint.
  142. perdre conscience.
    faint.
  143. evanouir.
    faint.
  144. un verrou.
    bolt, lock.
  145. verrouiller.
    to lock, bolt, cordon off, close off.
  146. le cadenas.
    padlock.
  147. le sevrage.
    weaning, withdrawal, quitting.
  148. e/tre manque.
    withdrawal.
  149. le manque.
    lack, shortage, deficiency, insufficiency, absence, flaw, error, fault, gap, hole, empty space.
  150. de/busquer.
    track down, flush out, drive out.
  151. un essor.
    flight (litt); rise, development.
  152. pourrir.
    to rot.
  153. de/charne/.
    scrawny, scraggy, skin and bones.
  154. re/diger.
    write, compose, compile.
  155. une re/daction.
    essay.
  156. se taper desssus.
    get beat down by.
  157. le rendement.
    yield, productivity, output.
  158. bosser.
    work.
  159. le turbin.
    job, daily grind.
  160. aller au turbin.
    to go to the mines.
  161. le plus sachant.
    educated.
  162. ve/ne/neux.
    poisonous.
  163. la officine.
    pharmacy.
  164. le rebouteux.
    bone setter.
  165. en de/pit de.
    despite, in spite of.
  166. magre/.
    despite, in spite of.
  167. le marmot.
    kid, brat.
  168. la marmaille.
    brat.
  169. le gosse.
    kid, brat, chap.
  170. la creche.
    childcare center, day nursery.
  171. la halte-garderie.
    childcare center, (hourly care).
  172. effleurer.
    • shim, graze, touch;
    • touch upon, skim through;
    • scratch, scrape, graze;
    • cross one's mind, occur to one.
  173. faire une toile.
    go to cinema.
  174. un cre/ancier.
    creditor.
  175. un lotissement.
    development.
  176. bien loti.
    be well off, well provided for.
  177. mal loti.
    to be badly off, poorly provided for.
  178. HLM
    habitations loye/e modere/e.
  179. l'engouement.
    infatuation, passion.
  180. le de/fi.
    • challenge, defiance;
    • challenge (difficult to attain.)
  181. insolent.
    arrogant.
  182. tapageuse.
    • noisy, rowdy, showy,
    • flashy, obstrusive;
  183. insense/.
    • senseless, foolish, insane, crazy;
    • enormous, huge, ridiculousl
    • insane, mad, crazy.
  184. un insense/.
    madman, mad person, insane person.
  185. fourmiller
    swarm, teaming with, crawling with, tingle.
  186. une fourmi.
    ant.
  187. un fourmi.
    busy bee.
  188. les fourmis.
    pins and needles.
  189. raffoler.
    • to be crazy about, wild about,
    • love, adore, delight.
  190. me/tisse.
    mixed.
  191. le me/tis, la me/tisse.
    mixed race person, crossbreed, hybrid.
  192. s'emparer.
    seize, take possession of, grasp, take hold of.
  193. aller de pair.
    to go together.
  194. feutrer.
    • to felt (textile)
    • to pad/line with felt.
  195. le moral.
    mood.
  196. la morale
    ethics.
  197. les mœurs (moers).
    customs, habit, traditions, morals, mores, behavior.
  198. le bouchon.
    traffic jam, bottleneck, blockage.
  199. l'embouteillage.
    • log jam, traffic jam;
    • bottling.
  200. le blocage.
    log jam.
  201. les heures de pointe.
    rush hour.
  202. les heures de creuse.
    non-rush / off-peak hour
  203. sansquoi.
    without which; otherwise.
  204. sinon.
    • if not, otherwise;
    • except, other than, save.
  205. fixe/s sur son sort.
    know his fate.
  206. au peigne fin.
    w. fine-tooth comb.
  207. macule/.
    defiled.
  208. maculer.
    blur, stain, smudge.
  209. embourbe/.
    stuck (in mud), bogged down.
  210. s'e/taler.
    spread out, stretch over.
  211. bonde/.
    crowded, full, packed.
  212. comble/.
    packed, full.
  213. faire l'appel.
    call the roll.
  214. manquer l'appel.
    missing, not be present.
  215. pourvoir en cassation.
    • appeal, go to appeals court;
    • equip, fit with, provide with;
    • provide for, cater for.
  216. recours en cassation.
    recourse to appeals court.
  217. le recours.
    • resort, solution, recourse;
    • help, aid;
    • plea, submission.
  218. dessaisir.
    • relinquish, part with,
    • give up.
  219. soustraire.
    subtract, take away.
  220. prescrire.
    lapse, prescribe.
  221. insupportable.
    unbearable, insufferable.
  222. donner du fil a\ re/tordre.
    cause difficulties.
  223. accablant.
    • exhausting, oppressive (heat),
    • overwhelming, damning.
  224. pas la/\cher le morceau.
    not spill the beans.
  225. cracher le morceau.
    spit it out, spill the beans.
  226. la pe\gre.
    mob.
  227. la liasse.
    bundle, batch, wad (money).
  228. le repaire.
    den, lair, hideout, haunt.
  229. un outrage.
    affront, insult, contempt of court.
  230. graisser la patte.
    grease the (paws) wheels.
  231. le bakchick.
    bribe.
  232. soudoyer.
    bribe.
  233. le pot-de-vin
    bribe.
  234. le pot-au-rose.
    hidden scecret.
  235. outrageant.
    offensive.
  236. en revanche.
    on the contrary.
  237. la rouille.
    rust.
  238. effrayer.
    scare.
  239. exone/rer.
    forgive.
  240. la exone/ration.
    forgiveness.
  241. e/\tre mal en point.
    feel under the weather.
  242. le sommier.
    bed base, boxspring.
  243. subir.
    • suffer, endure, subject to.
    • put up with, deal with.
  244. interminable.
    never ending, interminable.
  245. happer.
    • snatch, captivate;
    • hit (by a car)
  246. le long de.
    along, the length of.
  247. un untel.
    so-and-so.
  248. faire la te/\te.
    sulk.
  249. bouder.
    sulk, stay away from, give cold shoulder.
  250. allant de soi.
    take for granted.
  251. mettre en cause.
    accuse, blame, suspect.
  252. envergure.
    large scope, scale, (wingspan).
  253. le forfait.
    criminal act.
  254. le de/brayage.
    • to disengage clutch.
    • short work stoppage.
  255. percevoir.
    • perceive;
    • receive, collect, detect, sense.
  256. re/pe/rer.
    spot.
  257. le repe\re.
    • landmark, point of reference,
    • marker.
  258. he/ler.
    to hail (a cab).
  259. un dispositif.
    • measure, plan, package;
    • machine, apparatus, device.
  260. le pave/.
    • cobblestone;
    • paved street, road;
    • (fig) massive book, doorstop, tome;
    • (meat) slab, steak, thick slice.
  261. ex aequo.
    tied, draw; equally placed.
  262. un coup de la te/\te.
    barely.
  263. entamer.
    start.
  264. une irruption.
    bursting in, sudden entrance.
  265. s'ave/rer.
    • prove true, prove to be, show yourself to be;
    • be proved, come true.
  266. factice.
    false, artificial.
  267. en catimini.
    on the sly.
  268. le forcene/.
    madman, deranged.
  269. indemne/.
    unharmed, uninjured, unscathed, uninfluenced.
  270. sain-et-sauf.
    safe and sound.
  271. le morceau.
    • bit, piece, morsel, slice, fragment,
    • passage, excerpt;
    • hunk, eye-candy, dish.
  272. la rixe.
    fight, brawl, altercation.
  273. mettre en emoi.
    in turmoil.
  274. le crible.
    scrutiny, analysis; sieve.
  275. crible/.
    riddled, full of holes.
  276. bestiaux.
    savage.
  277. les bestiaux.
    livestock.
  278. bestial.
    bestial, brutish.
  279. le be/tail.
    livestock, cattle.
  280. tireur embusque/.
    sniper.
  281. tireur a\ gages.
    hired killer.
  282. le gage.
    • wages, pay;
    • pledge, deposit,
    • security, guarantee.
  283. mont-de-pie/te/.
    pawnshop.
  284. revendiquer.
    claim.
  285. revendiquer un ranc,on.
    claim (demand) a ransom.
  286. revendiquer une acte terroriste.
    claim (responsibility for) a terrrorist act.
  287. tomber dans les pommes.
    faint
  288. haute comme 3 pommes.
    knee high.
  289. paire.
    even.
  290. impaire.
    uneven/odd.
  291. le ravisseur.
    kidnapper.
  292. le rapt.
    kidnapping, abduction.
  293. exiger.
    demand.
  294. un escarpe/.
    steep, craggy.
  295. un accrochage.
    clash, dispute.
  296. une fronde.
    litt: sling; civil war, revolution.
  297. un frondeur.
    a rebel, a contrarian.
  298. pour ce qui est de.
    in regards to, regarding.
  299. la gyne/ce/e.
    gynaecum (harem).
  300. dire le quatre verite/s.
    to tell the naked/unvarnished truth.
  301. un atout.
    a trump, advantage, virtue.
  302. ne/vralgique.
    neuralgic
  303. centre ne/vralgique.
    nerve center.
  304. e/\tre noir.
    to be drunk.
  305. une fleur bleue.
    romantic, naive.
  306. le tolle/.
    outcry.
  307. le berceau.
    the cradle.
  308. octroyer.
    to grant.
  309. ale/atoire.
    random, uncertain, unpredictable.
  310. un ale/a.
    hazzard, vagary, risk.
  311. re/dhibitoire.
    • crippling, prohibitive, deal-breaker.
    • unacceptable.
  312. un de/charge.
    dump.
  313. une casse.
    junkyard.
  314. le de/tritus.
    junk, trash, debris.
  315. camp de fortune.
    makeshift camp, improvised shelter.
  316. salubre.
    unsanitary, unhealthy.
  317. le poignet.
    wrist.
  318. la poigne/e (de porte).
    door handle;
  319. la oigne/e.
    handfull, fistfull.
  320. la poigne/e de main.
    handshake.
  321. serrer le main.
    shake hands.
  322. a\ la force du poignet.
    by your own effot.
  323. l'aine/.
    oldest.
  324. le doyen.
    elder, dean, head of faculty.
  325. le cadet.
    the youngest.
  326. le Benjamin.
    the youngest.
  327. pro/\ner.
    advocate, extol.
  328. acclame/.
    celebrated.
  329. la cohue.
    crowd, crush, scramble.
  330. de/nouement.
    outcome, conclusion.
  331. la citrouille.
    pumpkin.
  332. la friandise.
    candy, sweet, confectionary.
  333. \a la nuit tombe/e.
    at twilight.
  334. clairseme/.
    • scattered.
    • (thin, sparse, wispy).
  335. parsemer.
    • scatter, strew, sprinkle.
    • pepper, season.
  336. e/parpille/.
    strewn.
  337. joncher.
    • cover, blanket,
    • be strewn with,
    • be scattered across.
  338. un veau.
    • calf, veal.
    • fig: clunker car.
    • fig: clod, slow person.
  339. la contrefac,on.
    counterfeit, forgery.
  340. un faussaire.
    forger, counterfitter.
  341. un contrefacteur.
    forger.
  342. exce/dentaire.
    in excess, extra.
  343. calcine/.
    charred.
  344. Avoir du pain sur la planche.
    To have hands full.
  345. le calvaire.
    ordeal; calvary.
  346. demeurer (a\).
    live; remain, stick, stay.
  347. demeure/.
    backward, half-witted.
  348. un de/bile.
    • idiot, fool, imbecile, stupid.
    • mentally handicapped/challenged.
  349. la ha/\te.
    haste, hurry,
  350. ha/\ter.
    • hasten, speed up, quicken;
    • bring forward; hurry, rush
  351. se ha/\ter de.
    rush into.
  352. se de/pe/\cher.
    to hurry, rush.
  353. tabler sur.
    bank on, count on.
  354. un amateur/
    • amateur, hobbyist, non-professional.
    • lover, connoisseur, buff.
  355. un amateur de sensations fortes.
    thrill seeker.
  356. encenser.
    praise to the skies.
  357. une e/gide.
    aegis, auspirces, authority.
  358. sous l'e/gide de.
    under the aegis of.
  359. abdiquer.
    abdicate, give up.
  360. un pilonage.
    crushing.
  361. un pilon.
    drumstick; pestle.
  362. pe/tillant.
    • sparkling, glimmering;
    • bubbly, fizzy;
    • effervescent.
  363. e/\tre aux anges.
    • to be ecstatic,
    • to be beside oneself with joy,
    • be over the moon.
  364. dompter.
    subdue, master, train, tame.
  365. la fe/brilite/.
    • fever, feverishness;
    • nervousness, anxiety, restlessness.
  366. insolite.
    bizarre, unusual, out of the ordinary, quirky.
  367. e/gorger.
    cut sb throat, exsanguinate, slaughter.
  368. e/mule.
    emulate.
  369. e/\tre enclin a\.
    inclined to, subject to, liable to, disposed.
  370. e/branle/.
    disturbed, rattled, shaken.
  371. co/\toyer.
    • side-by-side, rub shoulders with, mix with,
    • stand alongside, border on.
  372. un mille/naire.
    • millennium, thousand years,
    • ancient.
  373. de/opourvu.
    without, lacking, devoid of.
  374. une e/chauffoure/e.
    clash, scuffle, skirmish.
  375. fastueux.
    sumptuous.
  376. les e/gards.
    consideration.
  377. un e/gard.
    consideration.
  378. un de/bouche/.
    opening, prospect, outlet, end.
  379. une investiture.
    inauguration, investiture.
  380. aux abois.
    in dire straits, in desperate straits.
  381. a\ quai.
    docked.
  382. un quai.
    platform, quay, wharf, dock, embankment.
  383. un pe/niche.
    barge.
  384. de/pite/.
    disappointed, let down.
  385. la de/rive.
    • drift, drifting;
    • downward slide/spiral;
    • tailfin (plane), keel (boat).
  386. sombrer dans.
    lapse into (alcoholism/depression).
  387. couler.
    sink; ruin; flow; run; trickle, leak.
  388. une e/pave.
    ship wreck.
  389. faire les choux gras.
    benefit from, gain.
  390. remorquer.
    tow.
  391. planer.
    • glide, soar;
    • daydream, head in clouds.
  392. un echiquier.
    chessboard.
  393. briguer.
    aspire to, set sights on, crave.
  394. e/pineux.
    thorny, prickly, delicate.
  395. insuffler.
    inspire, breathe life into.
  396. un temps fort.
    upbeat, highlight.
  397. savoir ou\ le ba/\t blesse.
    • (lit) know where the packsaddle hurts.
    • the true/hidden/ cause of trouble.
  398. baiser pavilion.
    lower the flag/concede and go home.
  399. monter au cre/neau.
    • step into the breach;
    • defend the position.
  400. le cre/neau
    gap, slot, windown, opportunity, crenel.
  401. la tractation.
    (secret) negotiation.
  402. de/frayer.
    • (lit) defray, pay up.
    • (fig) be subject of gossip.
  403. le pansement.
    bandage, dressing.
  404. a\ l'insu de.
    unbeknown(st).
  405. gracier.
    pardon.
  406. la inge/rence.
    interference, intrusion.
  407. les industries pointe/es.
    high tech industry.
  408. un onglet.
    • thumb index, tab;
    • mitre box;
    • prime cut of beef.
  409. inconscient.
    • reckless, rash, careless,
    • unaware, oblivious;
    • unconscious, subconscious.
  410. au grand dam.
    to the great displeasure.
  411. a fleur de peau.
    • thin skinned.
    • (highly) sensitive.
  412. chair de poule.
    goose bumps.
  413. fourmis dans les jambes.
    leg fell asleep; pins and needles.
  414. La promiscuite/.
    • Being crowded;
    • over-closeness.
  415. Carce/ral.
    Prison-like.
  416. Le fautif.
    • To blame, at fault, guilty.
    • Inaccurate, incorrect, erroneous.
  417. La main d'oevre.
    Workforce.
  418. D'ores et de/ja\.
    Already.
  419. Battre le pavillon.
    Fly the flag (registry).
  420. Rentisser.
    Ring out, resound.
  421. Les me/andres.
    Twist and turns.
  422. Le me/andre.
    Meander, meandering.
  423. Le cheval de bataille.
    Soapbox.
  424. Libeller.
    • Draw up, fill in,
    • formulate, word.
  425. Re/diger.
    • Write; draft (contract/advert);
    • enact a bill.
  426. La consigne.
    • Deposit;
    • order, instructions.
  427. Se faire de/sirer.
    To yearn, to play hard to get.
  428. Une rame.
    • Paddle, oar;
    • ream, packet, wad;
    • (row of) carriage, train.
  429. Rompus a toutes... (rompre)
    accustomed to all... (break).
  430. La captation.
    • Harnessing, capture.
    • (sl: get it?)
    • a\ pied d'oevre.
    • To be ready, to start sthg.
  431. Quotidien.
    Daily.
  432. Hebdomadaire.
    Weekly.
  433. Bimensuel.
    Twice a month.
  434. Mensuel.
    Monthly.
  435. Bi-annuel.
    Semi-annually.
  436. Annuel.
    Yearly.
  437. D'arrache-pied
    relentlessly, all the time.
  438. Un enche\re.
    An auction.
  439. Un commissaire-priseur.
    Auctioneer.
  440. le colistier.
    the running mate.
  441. un isoloir.
    voting booth.
  442. isoler.
    isolate.
  443. le de/pouillement.
    vote counting.
  444. de/pouiller.
    • skin, strip, denude;
    • disposses, sanitize;
    • study, dissect;
    • count (vote).
  445. se de/pouiller.
    divest yourself of.
  446. la de/pouillle.
    body, corpse, cadaver, remains.
  447. singulier.
    • one of a kind, special,
    • extraordinary.
  448. e/craser.
    strike, run over.
  449. e/crasant.
    crushing.
  450. bel et bien.
    really.
  451. reconduire (un contrat).
    renew (a contract).
  452. octroyer.
    to get a patent.
  453. autoriser.
    authorise, grant.
  454. le chef de file.
    leader.
  455. dans le collimateur.
    be in the crosshairs.
  456. le foncier.
    real estate.
  457. foncier (adj)
    property.
  458. des biens foncier.
    real estate.
  459. des biens immobilier.
    real estate.
  460. me/nager.
    to spare, conserve.
  461. se me/nager.
    hold back, retain, keep back.
  462. entraver.
    hinder, hamper.
  463. les menottes.
    handcuffs.
  464. une entrave.
    shackles.
  465. la bague.
    penal colony.
  466. le bagnard.
    penal colonist.
  467. le boulet.
    the ball (and chain).
  468. le boulet.
    cannonball, millstone, drag.
  469. la potence.
    gallows.
  470. contre-poids.
    balance, counter-weight.
  471. batailler.
    battle.
  472. PACS
    le Pacte Civile de Solidarite/.
  473. union civile du droit francais.
    civil union.
  474. tranche/.
    divided.
  475. se deliter.
    crumble.
  476. une e/cheance.
    deadline, expiration.
  477. outre.
    besides, above.
  478. le tolle/.
    outcry.
  479. eriger.
    erect (a barricade).
  480. la poisse.
    bad luck.
  481. le malchance.
    bad luck.
  482. retentir.
    ring out, resound.
  483. un e/clat.
    • sliver, shard, splinter;
    • radience, glare, sparkle.
  484. alourdir.
    • to make heavy, gain weight.
    • slow down, bog down.
  485. e/pais.
    thick.
  486. mince.
    thin.
  487. large.
    wide.
  488. e/troit.
    narrow.
  489. haut.
    high.
  490. bas.
    low.
  491. gros.
    big, fat.
  492. maigre.
    skinny.
  493. le ressortissant.
    national.
  494. rien que.
    just
  495. fle/chir.
    give up.
  496. le toque.
    top hat.
  497. toque en fourrure.
    fur hat.
  498. un differend.
    • disagreement,
    • difference of opinion.
  499. un de/saccord.
    disagreement, dispute, discord, clash.
  500. le litige.
    dispute, contention, litigation.
  501. assourdissant.
    deafening.
  502. le crepuscule.
    dusk, twilight.
  503. l'aube.
    dawn.
  504. se croire.
    who do you think you are.
  505. le bas.
    stocking.
  506. crapuleux.
    base, villainous.
  507. avec davantage.
    with evermore.
  508. pays de cocagne.
    • never-never land.
    • land of plenty.
  509. le retenue.
    restraint.
  510. la liesse.
    jubilation.
  511. en liesse.
    in jubilation.
  512. e/chouer.
    • fail.
    • beach, run aground.
    • end up (at=a\)
  513. un e/chec
    failure.
  514. une re/ussite.
    success.
  515. re/ussir.
    to succeed.
  516. tancer.
    • arraign; reprove.
    • (accuser moralement).
  517. solder.
    • clear, settle;
    • sell of, discount.
  518. se solder (par).
    end (in).
  519. une pleiade.
    a multitude of.
  520. une navette.
    a (space) shuttle
  521. un vaisseau.
    a ship, vessel.
  522. un vaisseau sanguin.
    a blood vessel.
  523. un fichier.
    a (computer) file.
  524. le portaille.
    a portal, webpage
  525. se targuer.
    to pride, boast.
  526. se vauter.
    pride, boast.
  527. le phare.
    • light, beacon, light house;
    • head lights, front beams.
  528. un produit phare.
    sales leader, star product.
  529. des phares brouillard.
    fog lights.
  530. bouder.
    sulk, stay away from (things, products).
  531. alunir.
    land on the moon.
  532. une bavure.
    blunder.
  533. une be/vue.
    blunder.
  534. une gaffe.
    blunder.
  535. une boulette.
    blunder.
  536. la nappe phre/atique.
    water table.
  537. un engouement
    • passion, enthusiasm,
    • infatuation, fondness.
  538. la poumon.
    lungs.
  539. les bronches(f)
    bronchial tubes, air passages.
  540. porter atteinte a\.
    harm, detract.
  541. de/blayer.
    clear out.
  542. balayer.
    sweep.
  543. de/brayer.
    • depress clutch pedal;
    • be off duty, take a break.
    • also: small strike.
  544. a\ l'appui.
    • in support of;
    • backed up by.
  545. adhe/rer.
    • join, become member;
    • agree with, adhere to;
    • adhere, stick (glue).
  546. abonnner (qqn a\).
    buy a subscription (for someone).
  547. s'abonner.
    subscribe to.
  548. s'inscrire a\.
    register with, sign up for, enroll, join.
  549. tricher.
    cheat, trick.
  550. la filie\re.
    • industry, sector;
    • channel, network.
    • course, subject, option.
  551. se chevaucher.
    overlap, straddle.
  552. le be/ne/fice.
    • profit;
    • benefit, advantage.
  553. le de/ficit.
    deficit; shortfall, lack, gap.
  554. le plafond de la dette.
    debt ceiling.
  555. la falaise.
    cliff
  556. la falaise fiscale.
    fiscal cliff.
  557. la de/pre/ciation.
    depreciation.
  558. le brasseur.
    the brewer.
  559. la moindre.
    lesser, lower.
  560. la moindre des choses.
    the least I can do.
  561. de/gringoler.
    • tumble down, crash down.
    • slump, tumble, collapse.
  562. une de/gringolade.
    collapse, fall, tumble.
  563. caritatif.
    charitable.
  564. le solde.
    balance.
  565. avere.
    miserly, stingy.
  566. radin.
    miserly, stingy.
  567. de/pensier.
    spendthrift, big spender.
  568. ge/ne/reux.
    • generous (person);
    • large (meal);
    • fertile (soil).
  569. le scrutin.
    poll, ballot, election, vote.
  570. aux urnes.
    to the voting booths.
  571. briguer (un mandat).
    crave, sollicit, aspire to, set sights.
  572. en lice.
    in competition. for.
  573. une fraude e/lectorale.
    electoral fraud.
  574. le suffrage.
    vote, suffrage.
  575. la joute.
    joust, spar.
  576. de/missioner.
    resign, abdicate, give up.
  577. limoger.
    dismiss, relieve of command.
  578. de/chu.
    fallen, deposed, defeated.
  579. la circonscription.
    precinct, ward.
  580. la junte.
    junta.
  581. au fil de.
    over the course of.
  582. tenir la corde.
    inside track, upper hand.
  583. s'affranchir (de).
    to free s/o from s/th.
  584. la franchise.
    frankness, outspokenness, straightforwardness.
  585. franc parler.
    directness, outspokenness.
  586. franc.
    frank, open, pure. (free of).
  587. zone franche.
    tax free zone.
  588. franc jeu.
    good sport.
  589. jouer franc.
    play fair.
  590. le bastion.
    • bastion, stronghold;
    • castle, fortification.
  591. le fief.
    fiefdom, kingdom, stronghold.
  592. faire un appel.
    appeal.
  593. abdiquer.
    adbicate.
  594. le dignitaire
    dignitary.
  595. incinerer.
    burn.
  596. la cre/mation.
    cremation.
  597. le de/pouille.
    corpse.
  598. le massif (de)
    mountain range.
  599. le fauteuil.
    seat, (fig: position).
  600. le portefeuille.
    portfolio (fig: position).
  601. au pre/alable.
    first.
  602. pre/alablement.
    firstly.
  603. ine/dite.
    never published.
  604. jamais vue.
    never published/seen.
  605. une apothe/ose.
    high point, grand finale.
  606. en lice.
    in competition.
  607. le fil.
    thread, wire.
  608. gagner sur le fil.
    winning by a hair.
  609. gagner de justesse..
    winning by a narrow margin.
  610. la rancune.
    grudge, resentment, hard feelings.
  611. sans rancune.
    no hard feelings.
  612. river.
    attach, fasten, link, rivet, clinch, bind.
  613. coup franc.
    free kicked.
  614. le cha/\timent.
    punishment.
  615. entamer.
    to start.
  616. l'ave\nement.
    advent.
  617. comble (de bonheur).
    fulfilled, overjoyed.
  618. une nuit blanche.
    sleepless night.
  619. une e/quipppe e/lance/.
    a team on a roll.
  620. flouter le visage.
    making face indistinguishable.
  621. flouter.
    fluff.
  622. flou.
    • blurred, fuzzy, out of focus.
    • hazy, unfocussed.
  623. un essor.
    • fligh;
    • rise, development.
  624. en plein essor.
    booming, fast-growing.
  625. e/\tre en plein essor.
    to boom.
  626. prendre un nouvel essor.
    enjoy a new boom.
  627. e/\tre a\ de/couvert.
    • be in the red, overdrawn;
    • to be discovered; visible.
  628. un che\que en bois.
    bad (rubber) check.
  629. cagoule/.
    masked.
  630. une embuscade.
    an ambush.
  631. tireur embusque.
    sniper.
  632. GIGN.
    • Groupe d'intervention de la gendarmerie.
    • Gendarmes specialized unit (anti-terror).
  633. une gaffe.
    blunder, boob.
  634. une bavure.
    blunder, error.
  635. une be/vue.
    blunder.
  636. fouiller.
    to search.
  637. une perquisition
    search, raid.
  638. le mandat de perquisition.
    search warrant.
  639. une perquisition a\ domicile.
    house search.
  640. un motif.
    • a pattern, motif;
    • a motive, reason.
  641. e/pier.
    • observe, spy;
    • watch for, look out for;
  642. ban d'essai.
    testing, trials.
  643. une greffe.
    (skin)graft; transplant;
  644. un atout.
    • trump (card);
    • virtue, asset;
    • attractive feature.
  645. un cobaye.
    guinea pig.
  646. de/celer.
    • to detect, discover.
    • find, reveal, indicate.
  647. de/celable.
    detectable, discernable.
  648. de/combre.
    rubble.
  649. rendre possible.
    make possible.
  650. pre/alable.
    preliminary, preceding, prior to.
  651. un pre/alable.
    precondition, prerequisite.
  652. de/gage/.
    • clear, open, unoccupied;
    • cloudless (sky)
    • bare (neck)
    • (fig) unconstrained, uninvolved.
  653. d'ores et de/ja\.
    already.
  654. re/cidiver.
    • reoffend, repeat offender.
    • (cancer) recur, come back.
  655. un sursis.
    • a deferment;
    • suspended sentence.
  656. en sursis.
    borrowed time.
  657. une lampadaire.
    streetlight.
  658. une manette.
    a controller.
  659. en herbe.
    budding.
  660. un biberon.
    a (baby) bottle.
  661. inculquer.
    educate, instill, teach.
  662. retomber en enfance.
    relive your childhood.
  663. a\ l'instar de.
    like, following the example of.
  664. de/pister.
    track down, discover, detect.
  665. perce/e, la.
    breakthrough.
  666. chomage, le.
    unemployment.
  667. e/\tre mis au chomage.
    to be unemployed.
  668. pole-emploi.
    to be unemployed.
  669. chomeur (=poleur).
    unemployed.
  670. licencier.
    dismiss, fire, sack, lay-off.
  671. embaucher.
    hire.
  672. faillite.
    bankrupt.
  673. faire faillite.
    go bankrupt.
  674. de/poser le bilan.
    go bankrupt.
  675. en liquidation.
    go bankrupt.
  676. allocation chomage, la.
    unemployment benefits.
  677. allocation famille, la.
    family allowance.
  678. indemnite/ de depart, la.
    severance pay.
  679. subvention (aide de l'Etat).
    subsidy, grant.
  680. CDI (contrat a\ dure/e inde/termine/e), le.
    permanent contract.
  681. CDD (contrat a\ dure/e de/termine/e), le.
    temporary/fixed-term contract.
  682. porteur d'avenir, le.
    future growth industries.
  683. de/bouche/s.
    opportunities.
  684. secteur en de/clin.
    shrinking industry.
  685. de plein gre/.
    willingly.
  686. de ma volonte/.
    willingly.
  687. de/missionner (de).
    resign (from).
  688. prudhomme, le.
    tribunal, labor board.
  689. crise, la.
    the crisis.
  690. crise financie\re.
    financial crisis.
  691. crise economique.
    economic crisis.
  692. des me/sures d'austerite/.
    austerity measures.
  693. vivre dans pre/carite/.
    living in insecurity.
  694. vivre sous le seuil de la pauvrete/.
    living under the poverty line.
  695. postuler pour un emploi.
    apply for a job.
  696. postulant, un.
    candidate.
  697. ine/luctable.
    inevitable, unavoidable.
  698. pro/\ner.
    to advocate.
  699. l'Outre Mer.
    Overseas.
  700. DOM (Departement Outre Mer).
    overseas department.
  701. TOM (Territoire Outre Mer)
    overseas territory.
  702. Outre Atlantique.
    the americas.
  703. accru (accroi/\tre).
    increase, augment, intensify.
  704. de/croitre (baisse).
    decrease.
  705. accroi/\tre (hausse).
    increase.
  706. stagner.
    to stagnate.
  707. renflouer.
    refloat, bail out.
  708. rallonger.
    extend.
  709. rallonge, la.
    extension, advance (payment).
  710. perte.
    loss.
  711. gain.
    profit.
  712. baisse.
    decrease.
  713. hausse.
    increase.
  714. cloue/ au sol.
    grounded.
  715. imposer.
    impose, force; require, oblige.
  716. impo/\t, le.
    tax, levy;IRS, revenue.
  717. taux, le.
    rate.
  718. e/clabousser.
    • splash, splatter; tarnish, sully, besmirch;
    • put down, scorn, slight, belittle.
  719. contribuables, le.
    taxpayer.
  720. exiger.
    to demand, require, need, necessitate.
  721. revenu.
    income, earnings, revenue.
  722. de/sabuse/.
    disillusioned, disappointed.
  723. e/claircie.
    sunny spell, respite, hiatus.
  724. lever le pied.
    • slow down, stop;
    • ease up on gas pedal.
  725. contestation.
    contesting, questioning, dispute, debate.
  726. mouvement social.
    social movement.
  727. le piquet de gre\ve.
    picket line.
  728. compte-gouttes.
    • (eye) dropper;
    • (fig) piece meal, sparingly.
  729. travailler a\ la chai/\ne.
    work the assembly line.
  730. chomage technique.
    lay-off.
  731. le cadre, le col blank.
    management.
  732. e/bahi.
    dumbstruck.
  733. un syndicat.
    union.
  734. de/le/ge/, le.
    union spokesperson.
  735. pre/avis.
    notice.
  736. bail, baux, le.
    lease.
  737. avarie, une.
    damage.
  738. de/boussole/.
    disoriented.
  739. boussole, la.
    • compass;
    • (fig) barometer, indicator, guide.
  740. casser.
    break, shatter;
  741. casse-toi/cassez-vous.
    scram.
  742. huer.
    to boo.
  743. hue/.
    boo'd.
  744. dedouane/.
    cleared customs,
  745. vigile, le.
    security guard, porter, night watchman.
  746. voyoux, le.
    thug, bandit, gangser, lout.
  747. s'insurger.
    rise up against; take up arms.
  748. e/cheance, une.
    term, due date.
  749. avouer.
    to confess.
  750. de l'aveu de.
    by the confession of.
  751. passer aux aveux.
    make a confession, confess.
  752. limoge/.
    dismiss (a worker).
  753. de/chu.
    fallen, deposed, defeated, removed.
  754. de/missione/.
    • sacked, fired;
    • resign, give up, abdicae, give in.
  755. drapeau en berne.
    flag at half mast.
  756. pre/\t, le.
    loan.
  757. emprunt, le.
    loan.
  758. tourne-vis, le.
    screwdriver.
  759. visser.
    screw.
  760. devisser.
    unscrew.
  761. de me/\me acabit.
    of the same mold.
  762. action, le.
    stock.
  763. image terni.
    tarnished image.
  764. mal vieilli.
    aged poorly.
  765. huissier, le.
    bailiff.
  766. huis-clos.
    behind closed doors.
  767. le bourreau.
    executioner.
  768. faire suite a\.
    happen after, follow.
  769. s'attaquer.
    attack.
  770. entacher.
    sully, tarnish, mar.
  771. ternir.
    tarnish, damage, stain, fade.
  772. un corbillard.
    hearse.
  773. un bastion.
    bastion, stronghold, fortification, castle.
  774. un fief.
    fiefdom, kingdom, stronghold.
  775. un berceau.
    cradle, crib, birthplace.
  776. un repe\re.
    landmark, point of reference.
  777. le revers.
    • reverse, other side, back of hand;
    • setback, pitfall; lapel, backhand.
  778. le revers de la medaille.
    the other side of the coin.
  779. revers de fortune.
    reversal of fortune.
  780. un casse-te/\te.
    • brainteaser, puzzle;
    • conundrum;
    • mace, club, bat.
  781. grincer (dedans)
    gnash, grind one's teeth.
  782. bifurquer.
    fork, split, branch off.
  783. ramper.
    • crawl; grovel;
    • climb up, crawl along.
  784. grimper.
    climb, scale.
  785. le scelle/.
    seal.
  786. sceller.
    to seal, conclude, ratify.
  787. un verrou judiciaire.
    a legal lockdown.
  788. la cire.
    wax.
  789. la cirage.
    shoe polish.
  790. aus quatre vents.
    4 winds, corners of the earth.
  791. le repaire.
    den, lair, hideout.
  792. le hameau.
    hamlet.
  793. le bled.
    backwater, boonies, dump, hole.
  794. un trou-perdu.
    god-forsaken hole, middle of nowhere.
  795. la sourdine.
    mute (on instrument).
  796. en sourdine.
    muted, at slower pace/volume.
  797. brasser.
    move around, shuffle.
  798. a\ l'abri de.
    sheltered from
  799. la tre\ve.
    truce, rest, break, let up.
  800. nague\re.
    in the past, formerly, once, long ago.
  801. autrefois.
    formerly, in the past.
  802. jadis.
    formerly, long ago.
  803. anciennement.
    previously, before, formerly.
  804. les touches.
    keys (on keyboard)
  805. un arobase.
    @, at-sign.
  806. die\se.
    sharp; pound sign.
  807. le retour.
    backspace.
  808. le passe.
    enter key.
  809. un nourisson.
    infant.
  810. onirique.
    dreamy, dreamlike, fantasy.
  811. l'onirsme (m).
    fantasizing.
  812. un re\ve.
    dream.
  813. le me/pris.
    scorn, disdain.
  814. importun.
    unwelcome, tiresome, annoying.
  815. importuner.
    disturb, bother, annoy.
  816. ennuyer.
    bore, bother, annoy.
  817. agacer.
    annoy, irritate, tease, get on nerves.
  818. opportun.
    appropriate, suitable, timely, expedient.
  819. nuire.
    harm, damage.
  820. nuisible.
    harmful, damaging, injurous, detrimental.
  821. nocif.
    harmful, noxious.
  822. louper (examen, train)
    • miss, let slip, pass up;
    • mess up, screw up; flunk;
    • botch, bungle.
  823. rater
    miss, fail, go wrong, spoil, mess up.
  824. manquer.
    • be missing, lacking;
    • lack, be missing, be absent,
    • miss (bus,train, plane)
    • fail to keep.
  825. e/chouer.
    • end up, finish up;
    • fail;
    • beach, run aground, be washed up.
  826. cale/.
    clever, good, tough.
  827. tie\de.
    lukewarm, tepid.
  828. je suis tie\de.
    not really for it.
  829. je me ta/\te.
    hesitate.
  830. ta/\ter.
    • feel, palpate;
    • feel weight of (de), try.
  831. se ta/\ter.
    • hesitate, be of 2 minds.
    • touch yourself.
  832. BCBG
    • (bon chic, bon genre)
    • preppy, yuppie, guppie.
  833. BoBo.
    (Bourgeois-Behe/\me).
  834. de/visser.
    unscrew, undo, twist.
  835. CAC 40.
    • Cotation Assiste/e en continu.
    • Paris stock index.
  836. miner.
    undermine.
  837. affaiblir.
    undermine.
  838. saper.
    eat away, sap, wear down.
  839. e/coper.
    bail out (water).
  840. e/coper.
    get, receive (sentence).
  841. une amende.
    fine.
  842. une prune.
    ticket.
  843. faillir.
    • almost, all but;
    • fail to keep, not hold to, break.
  844. un tournant.
    turning point, watershed.
  845. un engrenage.
    gears, spiral.
  846. le sabot.
    clog.
  847. le sabotage.
    sabotage.
  848. s'indigner.
    to be outraged.
  849. de s'en sortir.
    survive.
  850. se de/brouiller.
    to manage, sort out, get by with, handle things.
  851. c'est un se/cret polichinelle.
    it's hardly a secret.
  852. un e/mule.
    competitor, emulator, equal.
  853. des yeux doux a\.
    making eyes, puppy eyes.
  854. le fouet.
    whip.
  855. de plein fouet.
    headlong, full force (collision).
  856. le de/fi.
    challenge.
  857. autant de.
    as much as.
  858. l'abattement (m).
    • discount, reduction, allowance.
    • demolition; dejection, despondency.
  859. gale/rer.
    have a hard time, struggle.
  860. percevoir.
    receive, collect.
  861. grapiller.
    glean.
  862. faire la que/\te.
    collection.
  863. faire la manche.
    beg.
  864. faire l'aumo/\ne.
    charity, alms, favor.
  865. mendier.
    beg.
  866. le mendiant.
    begger.
  867. un aumo/\nier.
    chaplain.
  868. ne pas de/semplir.
    to be always full.
  869. a\ co/\te/ de c,a.
    on the other hand.
  870. la patente.
    • patent; duty, tax, levy.
    • license.
  871. le brevet.
    patent; diploma, certificate.
  872. le licence.
    licence, permit, degree.
  873. licentieux.
    licentious.
  874. subalterne.
    • subordinate, junior;
    • menial, lowly; low-ranking.
  875. usant.
    wearing.
  876. une logique foncie\re.
    basic, fundamental.
  877. ale/atoire.
    random, uncertain, unpredictable.
  878. pre/alablement.
    perviously, formerly, earlier, before.
  879. une editrice.
    publisher.
  880. un redacteur.
    editor.
  881. une planche.
    • plate (illustration).
    • board (cutting)
    • bed (garden)
    • flat chested woman.
    • plank, board. (wood)
  882. plus que tout.
    more than anything.
  883. dans les coulisses.
    set,
  884. le sce\ne.
    stage.
  885. une porte coulissante.
    sliding door.
  886. bouffer.
    to eat (SL).
  887. manger.
    to eat.
  888. la malbouffe.
    junk food.
  889. une enseigne.
    brands.
  890. un enseigne.
    • insignia, colors.
    • LTjg, ensign.
  891. sciemment.
    knowingly.
  892. le badaud.
    onlooker, rubbernecker, bystander.
  893. e/\tre sure les dents.
    worn out, overworked.
  894. profaner.
    violate, profane.
  895. un e/talon.
    stallion, stud.
  896. ourdir un complot.
    devise a plot.
  897. e/carter.
    dismiss, rule out.
  898. outre/.
    outraged, incensed.
  899. cre/ancier
    creditor.
  900. de/biteur.
    debtor.
  901. un creneau.
    gap, slot.
  902. un e/chevinage.
    peerage.
  903. e/pauler qqn.
    give s/o a hand, aid, assist.
  904. donner un coup de main.
    give s/o a hand.
  905. le litige.
    disagreement.
  906. trancher.
    to decide.
  907. un caisse noire.
    slush fund.
  908. la plaidoirie.
    defence speech.
  909. le voyou.
    thug.
  910. un apitoiement.
    pity.
  911. une pitie/.
    pity, compassion.
  912. e/\tre au trousse de qqn.
    be hot on s/o's heels.
  913. un fait divers.
    (short) news story.
  914. se repencher.
    to again look into, study, address.
  915. se pencher.
    to look into, study, address.
  916. pencher.
    leaning (in a certain direction).
  917. dans la ligne de mire.
    line of sight (fire, vision).
  918. point de mire.
    target.
  919. un juron.
    curse, swear word, blasphemy.
  920. les injures.
    verbal abuse, insult, slander.
  921. des gros mots.
    swear words (SL) .
  922. re/perer.
    detect, spot.
  923. découvrir le pot aux roses.
    to discover the truth.
  924. po-au-roses.
    secret mystery.
  925. se/cret de polichinelle.
    well known-secret.
  926. par contumace.
    in absentia.
  927. la souche.
    stump.
  928. le tronc.
    (tree)trunk.
  929. le racine.
    roots.
  930. beur (sl. verlan)
    arab, descendent of Maghreb parents.
  931. la barbarie.
    cruelty, viciousness.
  932. le tolle/.
    general outcry.
  933. e/coper.
    • to get (a sentence);
    • take the rap.
  934. mise au examin.
    charged.
  935. e/croue/
    jailed.
  936. interpole/.
    arrested.
  937. en garde a\ vue.
    held for questioning, custody.
  938. avouer.
    confess.
  939. faire des aveux.
    confess.
  940. passer aus aveux.
    confess.
  941. la voirie.
    road maintenance, public road network.
  942. par contumace.
    in absentia.
  943. la contumace.
    refusal to appear in court, contempt of court.
  944. pots-de-vin.
    on the take, bribe.
  945. des dessous-table.
    bribes.
  946. le larcin.
    larceny.
  947. le vol a\ tire
    pick-pocket.
  948. le vol a\ la roulotte.
    theft from car.
  949. agresser un passant.
    harass a pedestrian.
  950. semer la terreur.
    instigating terror.
  951. einfreindre la loi.
    break the law.
  952. commettre un de/lit.
    break the law.
  953. commettre une infraction.
    break the law.
  954. une infraction a\ la loi.
    break the law.
  955. le vol a\ l'e/talage.
    shoplift.
  956. le vol par effraction.
    B&E.
  957. les coups et blessures volontaires.
    assault.
  958. agir sous l'emprise de l'alcool.
    act under the influence.
  959. agir en e/tat d'ivresse.
    act under the influence.
  960. le rapt.
    kidnapper.
  961. l'enle\vement.
    kidnapper.
  962. exiger une ranc,on
    demand a ransom.
  963. passer en fraude.
    smuggle.
  964. escroquer.
    swindle.
  965. de/tourner des fonds.
    embezzle.
  966. un indicateur.
    informer.
  967. un informateur.
    informer.
  968. un balance (sl)
    informer.
  969. de/pister les coupables.
    track the guilty.
  970. pre/lever un e/chantillon.
    taking a sample.
  971. elucider un affaire.
    solve a case.
  972. les brutalite/s policie\res.
    police brutality.
  973. la bavure policie\re.
    police screw-up.
  974. l'arre/\te/ municipal.
    mayoral decree.
  975. passer devant les assises.
    have your day in court.
  976. e/\tre inculpe/ de
    being accused of.
  977. infliger une peine.
    inflict a sentence.
  978. e/\tre passible de.
    to be liable for , to be subject to.
  979. purger une peine de prison.
    sit out a prison term.
  980. la re/clusion perpe/tuelle.
    life sentence.
  981. mise en liberte/ provisoire.
    temporary release.
  982. mise en liberte/ sous caution.
    release on bail.
  983. un majordomo.
    butler.
  984. une affaire de fuites.
    leak affair.
  985. un abus de confiance.
    breach of trust.
  986. un pre/judice.
    loss.
  987. faux et usage de faux.
    falsification and passing falsified documents.
  988. faux-monnoyer.
    counterfeiting.
  989. faux-te/moinage.
    false witness.
  990. le guet-apens.
    ambush, trap.
  991. guetter.
    look out, watch out.
  992. voilence conjugale.
    domestic violence.
  993. faire la planque.
    stake out.
  994. les vigiles.
    guards.
  995. les exactions.
    violence, torture.
  996. le tapage nocturne.
    noise violation.
  997. afficher.
    display, show.
  998. des prix de/fiant toute compe/tition.
    rock bottom prices.
  999. magasiner.
    to buy.
  1000. se payer la te/\te a\ qqn.
    making a fool of.
  1001. plaque d'immatriculation.
    licence plate.
  1002. nume/ro logique.
    licence plate.
  1003. re/partir.
    spread over.
  1004. en outre.
    in addition.
  1005. le volet.
    component, part section.
  1006. trie/ sur le volet.
    hand-picked.
  1007. soi-disant.
    allegedly, supposed, so-called.
  1008. subornation de te/moin.
    witness tampering.
  1009. e/crouer.
    put behind bars, commit.
  1010. le mandat de de/po/\t.
    arrest warrant.
  1011. e/touffer.
    smother.
  1012. un tronc,on.
    section.
  1013. le ge/rant.
    manager.
  1014. le pre/venu.
    suspect.
  1015. le malveillant.
    threatening.
  1016. une rebellion.
    resisting arrest.
  1017. une pagaille.
    chaos, shamble.
  1018. une melee.
    scuffle, free-for-all
  1019. une bagarre.
    fight, brawl.
  1020. une rixe.
    brawl, altercation.
  1021. la pousse.
    force, push.
  1022. enlever.
    kidnap.
  1023. en avalant.
    swallowing, inhaling.
  1024. le requin.
    shark.
  1025. en vertu de.
    on strength of, by virtue of, according to.
  1026. re/primer.
    • suppress, quell, put down;
    • punish; choke back (tears);
    • stifle (yawn, laugher).
  1027. prescrire.
    prescribe, stipulate.
  1028. un braquage.
    heist, hold up, robbery, stick-up, raid.
  1029. un casse.
    break in, bank robbery.
  1030. se solder par.
    result in.
  1031. autrui.
    others, other people.
  1032. un butin.
    loot.
  1033. une e/ge/rie.
    muse.
  1034. le joyau.
    jewel, gem, pearl.
  1035. le fleuron.
    jewel, floret.
  1036. renier.
    deny
  1037. un navire.
    a boat, ship.
  1038. un chalutier.
    fishing boat.
  1039. un paque-bot.
    ocean liner.
  1040. un porte-avion.
    aircraft carrier.
  1041. couler.
    sink.
  1042. sombrer.
    sink.
  1043. le coude.
    elbow.
  1044. les genoux.
    knees.
  1045. les bras.
    arms.
  1046. les jambes.
    legs.
  1047. les chevilles.
    ankles.
  1048. entrave a\ la justice.
    shackles.
  1049. le visage.
    face.
  1050. une plaie.
    open wound.
  1051. le ne/ant.
    nothingness, void, nil, none.
  1052. reduire a\ ne/ant.
    reduce to nothing, negate.
  1053. le cellule.
    the cell.
  1054. e/grainer. (e/grener).
    • rattle off, recite,
    • (dire d'une facon continue
    • avec une certaine ve/he/mence)
  1055. de/biter.
    • pour out, deliver, reel off.
    • let flow, discharge.
  1056. le veille.
    the day before, the evel.
  1057. le lendemain.
    the next day.
  1058. un delais.
    period, extension.
  1059. une e/che/ance.
    • due date, maturity,
    • completion date,
    • delivery date.
  1060. exsangue.
    • very pale, battered, bloodless.
    • (bled out)
  1061. e/conomie exsangue.
    dead economy, flat economy.
  1062. gonfler.
    blow up, inflate.
  1063. un tireur embusque/.
    sniper.
  1064. les fournitures.
    supplies.
  1065. pre/alable.
    before.
  1066. jour de mobilization.
    demonstration day.
  1067. parier.
    to bet.
  1068. aveugle.
    blind
  1069. l'aveuglement.
    blindness.
  1070. mal-voyant/non-voyant.
    vision-impaired.
  1071. sourd.
    deaf.
  1072. la sourdite/.
    deafness.
  1073. mal-entendant.
    hearing-impaired.
  1074. muet.
    mute, dumb.
  1075. le mutisme.
    muteness.
  1076. un handicappe/.
    a handicapped person (old).
  1077. personnne a\ mobilite/ reduite.
    mobiliy-impaired person.
  1078. une clo/\ture.
    fence.
  1079. maison close.
    house of prostitution.
  1080. de/gager, (slang).
    clear off.
  1081. de/gager.
    • reach, obtain, get;
    • give off, release.
  1082. se de/gager.
    clear.
  1083. les obse\ques.
    funeral (service).
  1084. les fune/railles.
    funeral.
  1085. un enterrement.
    funeral, burial, interment.
  1086. une cre/mation.
    cremation.
  1087. un cercueil.
    coffin, casket.
  1088. les pompes fune\bres.
    funeral procession.
  1089. le directeur des pompes fune\bres.
    funeral (procession) director.
  1090. croque-mort (slang).
    undertaker.
  1091. croquer.
    to bite.
  1092. se recueillir.
    engage in private prayer, meditate.
  1093. recueillir.
    gather, collect. get, receive, hear, take in, register, write down.
  1094. se frayer un chemin.
    make your way through.
  1095. le recueillement.
    meditation.
  1096. le de/ferlement.
    strong showing, clear expression.
  1097. de/ferler.
    break, unfold, undulate, unfurl (sails).
  1098. pre/\ter serment.
    to take oath.
  1099. avouer.
    confess.
  1100. passer l'e/ponge.
    wipe slate clean, forget about it.
  1101. a\ peu entie\re.
    full.
  1102. une embu/\che.
    trap, pitfall, snare, hazzard. danger.
  1103. une embuscade.
    ambush.
  1104. compter a\ rebourse.
    countdown.
  1105. le tremplin.
    ski-ramp.
  1106. au grand dam de qqn.
    to sb's great displeasure.
  1107. le tribunal.
    court, court house, bench.
  1108. la court.
    the court.
  1109. la peine.
    punishment, sentence.
  1110. la peine de mort.
    death sentence.
  1111. le crime.
    the crime.
  1112. le vol.
    theft.
  1113. le voleur.
    thief.
  1114. le delit.
    misdemeaner.
  1115. le prisonnier.
    prisoner.
  1116. arre/\ter.
    arrested.
  1117. le bagnard.
    the penal colony.
  1118. le magistrat.
    the magistrate.
  1119. le juge.
    the judge.
  1120. l'advocat.
    the lawyer.
  1121. de/lit d'initie.
    insider trading.
  1122. de/lit de fuite.
    hit and run.
  1123. flagrant de/lit.
    red-handed.
  1124. le Parquet.
    the DA's office, Public Prosecutor.
  1125. un advocat de la defense.
    defense lawyer.
  1126. procureur generale.
    pbulic prosecutor.
  1127. le notaire.
    the notary.
  1128. le tribunal correctionnel.
    magistrate's court.
  1129. le tribunal d'instance.
    small claims court.
  1130. tribuna des assises.
    criminal court.
  1131. court de cassation.
    apellate court.
  1132. le prudhumme.
    labor board.
  1133. le mai/\tre.
    laywer title.
  1134. imprisone/.
    imprisoned.
  1135. incarcere/.
    incarcerated.
  1136. le jure/.
    the jury.
  1137. le te/moin.
    witness.
  1138. mettre en examen.
    investigate.
  1139. mise en examen.
    indictmet.
  1140. garde a\ vue.
    held for questioning.
  1141. a\ la barre.
    to the stand.
  1142. pre/\ter serment.
    take the oath.
  1143. le greffier.
    clerk of the court.
  1144. l'huissier.
    bailiff/home eviction.
  1145. peine de prison.
    prison sentence.
  1146. avec 4 en sursis.
    with 4 conditional.
  1147. e/coper.
    get, receive (sentence).
  1148. e/coper.
    to bail out (a boat).
  1149. faire appel.
    appeal.
  1150. juge par contumace.
    in absentia.
  1151. en cavale (slang).
    on the lam.
  1152. cavaler.
    • cavort;
    • escape.
  1153. la condamnation.
    condemnation.
  1154. un aquitte/.
    • acquitted (innocent).
    • found not guilty.
  1155. la plaidoirie.
    defense.
  1156. le re/quisioire.
    accusal, closing arguments for prosecution.
  1157. des infractions.
    infractions.
  1158. donner un amende.
    give a ticket with fine.
  1159. donner un proce\s-verbal.
    write up, give ticket.
  1160. une prune (slang).
    get a ticket.
  1161. un contrevenant.
    violater, wrong doer.
  1162. entrer par effraction.
    B&E
  1163. un vole a\ main arme/e.
    armed robbery.
  1164. un vole a\ une arme blanche.
    assault with a blade.
  1165. une caution.
    • deposit (real-estate);
    • bail (legal).
  1166. la preme/ditation.
    premeditation.
  1167. un re/cidiviste.
    recidivist.
  1168. fouiller.
    search.
  1169. mandat de perquisition.
    search warrant.
  1170. perquisitionnner.
    search.
  1171. crime a\ col blanc.
    white collar crime.
  1172. paradis fiscale.
    tax haven.
  1173. une escroquerie.
    swindle.
  1174. de/tournement d'argent.
    embezzlement.
  1175. blanchiment d'argent.
    money laundering.
  1176. le casier judiciaire.
    criminal record.
  1177. le casier judiciaire vierge.
    clean record.
  1178. une evasion fiscale.
    tax evasion.
  1179. le piratage informatique.
    hacking, computer piracy.
  1180. le chef d'accusation.
    indictment count.
  1181. le cambriolage.
    burglary.
  1182. une effraction.
    breaking and entering.
  1183. la menotte.
    handcuffs.
  1184. les crimes sexuelles.
    sexual crimes.
  1185. le viol.
    rape.
  1186. le harcellement sexuelle.
    sexual harassment.
  1187. la prostitution.
    prostitution.
  1188. le proxenetisme.
    pimping.
  1189. un attendat a\ la pudeur.
    public indecency.
  1190. le garde des sceau.
    minister of justice.
  1191. le me/dicin le/giste.
    medical examiner.
  1192. un receleur.
    fence.
  1193. cagoule/.
    masked.
  1194. a liesse.
    jubilation.
  1195. en liesse.
    in jubilation.
  1196. e/chouer.
    • fail.
    • beach, run aground.
    • end up (at=a\)
  1197. un e/chec
    failure.
  1198. une re/ussite.
    success.
  1199. re/ussir.
    to succeed.
  1200. tancer.
    • arraign; reprove.
    • (accuser moralement).
  1201. solder.
    • clear, settle;
    • sell of, discount.
  1202. se solder (par).
    end (in).
  1203. une pleiade.
    a multitude of.
  1204. une navette.
    a (space) shuttle
  1205. un vaisseau.
    a ship, vessel.
  1206. un vaisseau sanguin.
    a blood vessel.
  1207. un fichier.
    a (computer) file.
  1208. le portaille.
    a portal, webpage
  1209. se targuer.
    to pride, boast.
  1210. se vauter.
    pride, boast.
  1211. le phare.
    • light, beacon, light house;
    • head lights, front beams.
  1212. un produit phare.
    sales leader, star product.
  1213. des phares brouillard.
    fog lights.
  1214. bouder.
    sulk, stay away from (things, products).
  1215. alunir.
    land on the moon.
  1216. une bavure.
    blunder.
  1217. une be/vue.
    blunder.
  1218. une gaffe.
    blunder.
  1219. une boulette.
    blunder.
  1220. la nappe phre/atique.
    water table.
  1221. un engouement
    • passion, enthusiasm,
    • infatuation, fondness.
  1222. la poumon.
    lungs.
  1223. les bronches(f)
    bronchial tubes, air passages.
  1224. porter atteinte a\.
    harm, detract.
  1225. de/blayer.
    clear out.
  1226. balayer.
    sweep.
  1227. de/brayer.
    • depress clutch pedal;
    • be off duty, take a break.
    • also: small strike.
  1228. a\ l'appui.
    • in support of;
    • backed up by.
  1229. adhe/rer.
    • join, become member;
    • agree with, adhere to;
    • adhere, stick (glue).
  1230. abonnner (qqn a\).
    buy a subscription (for someone).
  1231. s'abonner.
    subscribe to.
  1232. s'inscrire a\.
    register with, sign up for, enroll, join.
  1233. tricher.
    cheat, trick.
  1234. la filie\re.
    • industry, sector;
    • channel, network.
    • course, subject, option.
  1235. se chevaucher.
    overlap, straddle.
  1236. le be/ne/fice.
    • profit;
    • benefit, advantage.
  1237. le de/ficit.
    deficit; shortfall, lack, gap.
  1238. le plafond de la dette.
    debt ceiling.
  1239. la falaise.
    cliff
  1240. la falaise fiscale.
    fiscal cliff.
  1241. la de/pre/ciation.
    depreciation.
  1242. le brasseur.
    the brewer.
  1243. la moindre.
    lesser, lower.
  1244. la moindre des choses.
    the least I can do.
  1245. de/gringoler.
    • tumble down, crash down.
    • slump, tumble, collapse.
  1246. une de/gringolade.
    collapse, fall, tumble.
  1247. caritatif.
    charitable.
  1248. le solde.
    balance.
  1249. avere.
    miserly, stingy.
  1250. radin.
    miserly, stingy.
  1251. de/pensier.
    spendthrift, big spender.
  1252. ge/ne/reux.
    • generous (person);
    • large (meal);
    • fertile (soil).
  1253. le scrutin.
    poll, ballot, election, vote.
  1254. aux urnes.
    to the voting booths.
  1255. briguer (un mandat).
    crave, sollicit, aspire to, set sights.
  1256. en lice.
    in competition. for.
  1257. une fraude e/lectorale.
    electoral fraud.
  1258. le suffrage.
    vote, suffrage.
  1259. la joute.
    joust, spar.
  1260. de/missioner.
    resign, abdicate, give up.
  1261. limoger.
    dismiss, relieve of command.
  1262. de/chu.
    fallen, deposed, defeated.
  1263. la circonscription.
    precinct, ward.
  1264. la junte.
    junta.
  1265. au fil de.
    over the course of.
  1266. tenir la corde.
    inside track, upper hand.
  1267. s'affranchir (de).
    to free s/o from s/th.
  1268. la franchise.
    frankness, outspokenness, straightforwardness.
  1269. franc parler.
    directness, outspokenness.
  1270. franc.
    frank, open, pure. (free of).
  1271. zone franche.
    tax free zone.
  1272. franc jeu.
    good sport.
  1273. jouer franc.
    play fair.
  1274. le bastion.
    • bastion, stronghold;
    • castle, fortification.
  1275. le fief.
    fiefdom, kingdom, stronghold.
  1276. faire un appel.
    appeal.
  1277. abdiquer.
    adbicate.
  1278. le dignitaire
    dignitary.
  1279. incinerer.
    burn.
  1280. la cre/mation.
    cremation.
  1281. le de/pouille.
    corpse.
  1282. le massif (de)
    mountain range.
  1283. le fauteuil.
    seat, (fig: position).
  1284. le portefeuille.
    portfolio (fig: position).
  1285. au pre/alable.
    first.
  1286. pre/alablement.
    firstly.
  1287. ine/dite.
    never published.
  1288. jamais vue.
    never published/seen.
  1289. une apothe/ose.
    high point, grand finale.
  1290. en lice.
    in competition.
  1291. le fil.
    thread, wire.
  1292. gagner sur le fil.
    winning by a hair.
  1293. gagner de justesse..
    winning by a narrow margin.
  1294. la rancune.
    grudge, resentment, hard feelings.
  1295. sans rancune.
    no hard feelings.
  1296. river.
    attach, fasten, link, rivet, clinch, bind.
  1297. coup franc.
    free kicked.
  1298. le cha/\timent.
    punishment.
  1299. entamer.
    to start.
  1300. l'ave\nement.
    advent.
  1301. comble (de bonheur).
    fulfilled, overjoyed.
  1302. une nuit blanche.
    sleepless night.
  1303. une e/quipppe e/lance/.
    a team on a roll.

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