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Costs

Frais nmpl
And chilly, fresh , sweet, freshness, cool etc

2

Imply, hint v

Sous-entendre

3

Snuffle, snivel

Reniflement m

4

Disregard, contempt, scorn n

Mépris m

5

Scammer, con man

Gaillard m
Mon gaillard = mate

6

Reluctantly, grudgingly, unwillingly

À contrecoeur

7

Dwell on

S'appentisir sur qqc

8

Wipe out, destroy

Anéantir

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Scaffolfing n

Échafaudage m

10

Enjoy

Jouir de

11

Hide, conceal v

Dissimuler

12

Greedily, keenly, eagerly

Avidement

13

Rumpled, creased, dishevelled

Froissé

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Lighter

Briquet m

15

Disappearing, death, passing

Disparation f

16

Pout n v

Moue f
Faire la moue

17

Clue, hint. Evidence, sign,

Indice m

18

The type of man he was

Le genre d'homme qu'il était

19

More, for longer

Davantage
More every time/day chaque fois/jour davantage
More than davantage que

20

Cause, produce, create

Engendrer

21

Surgery, practice

Cabinet m

22

Words, remarks,
aim, intention

Propos mpl m
By the way à propos
in this respect à ce propos

23

Blink, bat an eye

Ciller

24

Predict, foresee

Presager

25

solemn, pompous adj
formal, grandiose adj

Solennel adj

26

Tune n music

Rengaine f

27

Awful, vile, horrible

Ignoble

28

Hang

Pendre

29

Trouble n

Ennuis nmpl

30

Stuff yr self/face

S'empiffrer

31

Listener, audience

Auditeur m

32

Bastard

Saligaud

33

Renorse

Remords nm
Avoir des remords feel guilty

34

Gossip, piece of gossip

Commérage m

35

Not long ago, recently, formerly
As before, previoulsly

Naugère
Comme naugère

36

Cat nap, doze v

Somnoler

37

In spite of

En dépit de
Dépit disappointment bitterness m

38

Weight adj

Pondérale

39

Ordinary, non descript, so and so
Some, any

Quelconque adj
Il est un homme quelconque

40

Death, demise n

Trépas m

41

Spick and span, immaculate, spot less

Nickel
And nickel m

42

Liver

Foie m

43

Flash bolt lightening thunder

Foudre f

44

Rash hurried adj

Hâtif -ve

45

Conversation interview talk

Entretien m

46

Conviction sentence

Condamnation f

47

Steering wheel

Volant m

48

Collapsed

Écroule

49

Have a criminal record

Avoir un casier
Casier n m rack, filing cabinet, pigeon hole, compartment, locker

50

not care about, laugh at vi + prep
laugh in the face of v expr
ignore vtr

Se moquer de qch⇒ v pron

51

Will n

Testament m

52

Sign, initial, annotate v

Émarger

53

Pot belly, paunch

Bedaine f

54

Person opposite

Son vis-à-vis

55

Peaceful, calm, serene adj

Paisible

56

Belong, belong to

Appartenir

57

Talkative

Loquace

58

Cave, hole n
hollow

Creux

59

Tickle v

Titiller

60

Dismiss, banish, shoo, expel, dismiss

Chasser

61

Underwrite, subscribe

Souscrire

62

Cover v

Joncher

63

Tilted, sloping, inclined

Penché
L'écriture penchée vers la droite

64

Snout

Groin m

65

Trough

Auge
Ils avaient plongé le groin dans l'auge

66

Hunchback n

Bossu m

67

Pork hog swine

Porc m

68

File, make v

déposer
Il dépose plainte après son agression.
He filed a complaint following the attack.
Déposer contre qqn

69

Assessment, analysis, statement, official report

Constat m

70

Barrel, cask

Barrique f
Le torse en barique

71

Baldness n

Calvitie f

72

Simmer, stew, plot, scheme

Mijoter

73

Take offence, be offended

Se formaliser

74

Get yr bearings

Se repérer

75

Whisk
Lash,flog

Fouetter
Even w wind

76

Drizzle n

Crachin m

77

Unrivalled, matchless

Inégalable

78

Scarf, headscarf

Foulard m

79

Bundle
Wad money

Liasse f

80

Composure n

Flegme m

81

Complicity, collusion

Connivence f

82

Chartered accountant

Expert-comptable m

83

Motive, reason, cause n

Mobile m

84

Stubborness, obstinancy, pig headedness

Entêtement m

85

Wall, partition

Paroi f

86

Hint, veiled reference

Allusion f

87

Racket, row

Raffut m

88

Stench, odeur, awful smell

Puanteur f

89

Reproach reprimand v

Houspiller

90

Hateful detestable loathsome

Haïssable

91

Bribe backhander

Pot-de-vin m
Pots-de-vin pl

92

Scornful contemptuous

Méprisant

93

Request n

Requête f

94

as you please, as you like, in your own way adv

Guise n f

En guise de by way of
A ma guise as I please

95

Exhaust pipe

Pot d'échappement m

96

Mental, dementia, insane, lunacy adj

Démentiel

97

Rotten adj

Avarié

98

Mischievous adj

Mutin

99

Colourful multicoloured adj

Bariolé

100

Unclip, undo, unfasten

Dégrafer
Il lui a dégrafé son soutien-gorge avec dextérité.
He deftly unclipped her bra.

101

Fur, furcoat

Fourrure f

102

Work, slog, slog away v

Bosser

103

Strap ( for shoes fex)

Lanière f

104

Passenger seat

Le siège du passenger

105

Pimp

Souteneur

106

Crazy, mad, around the bend adj
weirdo, luny n

Maboul m

107

Disgust, distate, repulsion

Répugnance f

108

Bullet proof vest

Gilet pare-balles m

109

Cunning, sly, slick adj

Rusé

110

Slander, libel, defamation

Calomnie f
Calomnier v

111

Knotted, gnarled, nobbly

Noueux -se

112

Deposit' security, guarantee
Pay token

Gage m

113

Factor, piece of information

Elément m

114

aspect n
demeanour n
Development, turn

Tournure f

115

Gossip, tittle tattle, idle gossip

Commérage m

116

Tough cookie, hard nut to crack

Un dur à cuire

117

Bite yr nails

Se ronger les ongles

118

Snub
Be rebuffed

Rabrouer
Se faire rabrouer

119

Imitate, copy

Mimer

120

gradually adv
as we go along expr
bit by bit expr

au fur et à mesure

121

take [sth] away from [sb] vtr phrasal sep
leave [sb] without [sth] vtr
deprive [sb] of [sth] vtr

Priver qqn de qch

122

Small fry

Menu fretin m

123

Onlooker' gawper, rubber necker

Badaud

124

Gently, half heartedly, nonchalantly adv

Mollement

125

Interfere with

Parasiter

126

Static, interference (music) n
Free loader, scrounger

Parasite

127

Umpteenth

Énième
Also nième
Le professeur répéta la règle une énième fois.

128

Creditor n

Créancier m

129

Stabbing in the back

Coup de poignard dans le dos

130

point vtr
aim vtr
turn vtr
train
Antagonise, dig yr heels in

Braquer

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Relentlessly

D'arrache-pied

132

Puzzle, brain teaser, headache

Casse-tête m

133

Rise to the bait
Hook fish

Mordre à l'hameçon
Hameçon m

134

Legacy, bequest

Legs m

135

) put great effort into doing [sth], wear yourself out doing [sth] v expr
(informal, figurative) work yourself to death doing [sth], break your back doing [sth] v expr
(informal, figurative) bust a gut doing [sth]

s'échiner

136

Appallingly, terribly, deplorably adj

Consternant -e
Consterner dismay, distress

137

Not straight, not level adv adj

En biais, biais
Biais m angle slant, way, means

138

Account, tab, slate inf

Ardoise f

139

Erase, clean, delete, wipe

Effacer

140

Dip in to, embark upon, start, initita, make a dent in etc

Entamer

141

Miscarriage

Fausse couche f

142

V- neck, low neck line

Échancrure f

143

Kid, nipper , ankle biter. slang

Mioche m

144

Offload, vent, unleash
Unwrap

Déballer

145

News, rumour, talk

Bruit m
Noisiness, noise pollution