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Unhealthy, unwholesome, inf. 'sick', morbid

Malsain

1

Run off, flee, scarper

Déguerpir

2

Money pit ( something draining money), have hollow legs ( eats a lot, everything)

Gouffre m
Un gouffre financier

3

Superior (boss) n
Of approval, approving adj

Approbateur

4

Monk, hermit
Puffin (bird)

Moine

5

Cassock, priesthood

Soutane f

6

Coffin, casket

Cercueil m

7

Say one by one
To remove seeds ( fr melon fex)

Égrener
Le ministre égrène le nom des victimes.

8

Duty, chore, drudgery, fatigue

Corvée f
Les corvées du ménage

9

Faith, belief

Foi f

10

Believers

Les croyants

11

What can i do for you?

Que puis-je faire pour toi?

12

In an hour

À dans une heure

13

Affix v

Apposer

14

Crumple, crumple up v

Bouchonner

15

Herd, flock, gaggle (and fig as well)

Troupeau
Un troupeau de touristes

16

His homephone number

Le numéro de son domicile

17

Wake n

Sillage m

18

Swallow, gulp down
Take in, learn

Ingurgiter

19

Whatever, although, however, even though, even if

Quoique

20

Excess + abuse, misuse n

Abus m
Abus d'alcool/confiance/pouvoir

21

Pick pocketing

Vol à la tire

22

Pigheadeness, stubborness n

Entêtement
m

23

Interrogation, questioning

Interpellation f

24

Chopping board

La planche à decouper
Peler et couper l'oignon

25

By way of

En guise ( de réponse )

26

Out of the blue

Brûle-pourpoint

27

Chatty, talkative, chatterbox
Indiscreet gossiping
Long winded, rambling, berbose

Bavard adj
Peu bavarde de nature

28

Chest of drawers n
Easy going, convenient, handy, practical

Commode f

29

Waist size, waist measurement
Low cut

Tour de taille f
Taille basse

30

Built for, cut out for, suited for

Taillé f

31

Beat wildly, furiously

Battre la chamade

32

The bottom cupboard

Le placard du bas
Se penchent pour prendre une poêl dans le placard du bas

33

Bag snatching

Vol à l'arraché

34

Pester sb, be bored (stiff)

Faire suer qqn
Suer, sweat, ooze, drip

35

Openly adv

Ouvertement

36

Upper, lower lip

Le lèvre supérieur/ inférieur

37

Praise n

Louange f

38

Keep records of, keep on file
Do
Dump

Ficher

39

Thick bushy

Épais -se

40

Oily

Huileux -eise

41

Dent v

Cabosser

42

Wealth, affluence
Ease, poise

Aisance f

43

Jumper, sweater

Chandail m

44

Display, sport, wear

Arborer

45

Deferred adj

Remis
Remettre,put back, switch back on, add, add more, fill up

46

Laugh at, take the mickey / piss out of

Se ficher de

47

Slam, crack (whip), slap, smack

Claquer
Claquer la porte

48

Shove, dig, poke n

Bourrade f

49

Angry, irate

Courroucé -e adj

50

Support, hold up, maintain, insist

Soutenir
Se soutenir support, help one another

51

Racket, row, commotion, uproar

Raffut m

52

Sit again

Se rasseoir

53

Backstage, runner (on curtain),

Coulisse f
Coulisse de qqc behind the scenes of (sth)

54

Trigger, cause, set off

Déclencher

55

Armrest,

Accoudoir m

56

Stay away from, show no interest in, give the cold shoulder

Bouder

57

Mistake, error, misunderstanding

Méprise f

58

Scammer, shark, conman
Strapping, strong, lively

Gaillard
Mon gaillard mate, buddy, pal

59

Dressing gown, bathrobe

Robe de chambre écossaise (tartan)

60

Truce, rest, break

Trêve f

61

Bland, flavourless, tasteless

Insipide

62

Oath, pledge, promise, swearing

Serment m

63

Labyrinth, maze, mess, complexity

Dédale m

64

Instinctively, w/o thinking, automatically

Machinalement

65

Collar
Pass, saddle (mtn)

Col m
Le col de son manteau

66

Break the neck

Se rompre le cou

67

Chore, drudgery, duty

Corvée f

68

A coffee break, snack break

Un arrêt casse-croûte

69

Drizzle rain) n

Crachin m

70

Pull the plug, break up, put a stop end to

Mettre un terme

71

Due date, deadline, delivery date

Échéance f
Régler l'échéance d'un emprunt

72

Maternity leave

Congé de maternité m

73

Suveillance camera

La caméra de surveillance

74

Condemnation, censure

Condamnation f

75

Fatal, lethal, deadly adj

Mortel -le

76

Ringing, jingling

Tintement

77

Cuff, bannet, headline

Manchette f
Bouton de manchette cuff link m

78

Plunder, pillage, steal, get away with

Piller

79

Nomadic, wandering, drifting, stray (animal)

Errant adj

80

Twart, stymie, oppose, foil

Contrecarrer

81

Relief, respite n

Soulagement m

82

Commit a crime

Commettre un crime

83

It was his duty to give witness

Il était de son devoir de témoigner contre le criminel en question.
À témoigner contre qqn

84

The country's social fabric

Le tissu social du pays

85

A pack of dogs

La meute de chiens
Meute f pack, horde, scouts cub-pack

86

Crush, grind
Fiddle with, play with

Triturer
Il triturait son mouchoir

87

Blindly push on, bulldoze ahead, dive in head first

Foncer bille en tête

88

Object to do sth

Rechigner
Rechigner à faire qqc do sth grudgingly

89

Wander, roam

Vagabonder

90

Thug, crook

Malfrat m

91

In the flesh, in person, meet face to face

En chair et en os

92

Absolve, cleanse, forgive

Délier
Se délier to get out of (an obligation), come undone
Me lacets se sont délies.

93

Paediatrician

Pédiatre

94

A new-born

Un nouveau-né

95

Hymn, carol

Cantique m

96

Two days later, the day after tomorrow

Surlendemain m

97

Garbage collector

Éboueur m.

98

No, not really

Non, pas vraiment

99

Interfere, meddle in others business, affairs

Se mêler de qqc
Se mêler des affaires des autres

100

Mix, blend, combine, mix up, confuse

Mêler
Se mêler à qqn mingle with sb

101

Declin, founder, go down with, fall'into

Sombrer
Il a sombré dans l'alcoolisme .....decline into

102

Misty, foggy, hazy

Brumeux. -se

103

Sleepiness, doze, lethargy, fading n

Assoupissement m
Apres le diner Pierre est pris d'un leger ass...

104

Crazy, mad, loopy, madman

Cinglé

105

Foolhardedness, rashness n

Témérité f

106

Coolness, collectedness n
Relaxation

Décontraction f

107

Toothless +fig

Edenté -e

108

Foreman, supervisor

Contremaître

109

Charade, display

Parade f

110

Saucer

Surcoupe f

111

Hairy

Velu
Plus velu hairier

112

Whinger, complainer n
Always complaining adj

Râleur -euse

113

He fought an urge to yawn

Il a du réprimer une envie de bâiller

114

Wrongly, mistakenly

À tort
À tort ou à raison rightly or wrongly

115

Talk nonsense, say whatever comes into yr head

Parler à tort et à travers

116

Sub Machine gun

Mitraillette f

117

Throw out, show sb the door

Flanquer qqn à la porte

118

In turns, by turn

Tour à tour

119

Hint n
Make a reference to, allude to

Allusion f
Faire allusion à

120

To turn around, make a u turn

Faire demi-tour
Il fit demi-tour et se dirigea vers le lit

121

For heavens sake

Pour l'amour du ciel!

122

Quarrel, fight,mayhem trouble, scrap, spar

Grabuge m

123

Lease, tenure

Bail m

124

Fury, rage

Furie f

125

Run into, bump into, collide with

Heurter

126

Ink

Encre f

127

Touched, stirred, filled w emotion adj

Ému -e

128

blackmail

Chantage m
Faire du chantage à qqn
Chabtage affectif emotional blackmail, guilt trip

129

Grudgingly, unwillingly, reluctanrly

À contrecoeur adv

130

Rib

Côte f
Cage thoracique f rib cage

131

The virtue of patience

La vertu de la patience

132

Sample, cross section

Échantillon m

133

Generosity, goodness, kindness

Bonté f
Bonté divine! Goodness gracious me!

134

Indisputable, unquestionable

Irrécusable adj

135

Lightning, thunderbolt

Foudre m

136

Cover, front cover (paper, book)
Blanket, bedcovers
Coverage

Couverture f

137

Hungry, greedy, voracious asj

Avide
Etre avide de
Avide de savoir keen to learn

138

Skilful, clever, capable

Habile adj

139

Bastard

Salopard m

140

Packed, full to capacity adj
Last straw, limit
Attic, loft

Comble adj and nm

141

Powerful, strong, vigorous, energetic

Puissant adj

142

HIV positive

Séropositif m

143

Vandalise, ransack, trash

Saccager
Saccage nm vandalising

144

He was still there

Il était toujours là

145

Shipwreck, collapse n
Shipwrecked adj

Naufrage m
Naufragé
On est naufragé en plein désert.

146

Brand new

Flambant neuf

147

Lime, lime tree

Tilleul m

148

Embezzelment, misappropriation

Malversation

149

Blindness and deafness

De cecité et de surdité

150

Interrogation, questioning, appeal

Interpellation f

151

Connection

Branchement

152

Shine, gleam, radiant, burning, blazing

Flambant

153

Scorn, contempt, disregard n

Mépris m

154

Concern, consideration
Care attention
Job task (first) aid

Soin m

155

DNA

D'ADN

156

Make no secret of

Faire mystère de

157

The elder, elderly, senior person, former

Ancien
Ce ministre est un ancien avocat. ...a former lawyer
Il faut prendre soin de ses anciens. We have to take care of our older people.

158

Sip v

Siroter

159

He is with a class mate to do his marhs

Il est chez un camarade de classe pour travailler ses maths.

160

Have a nice day

Je vous souhaite le bonjour

161

Pigeon

Pigeon m

162

Stammer, mumble, stutter, falter

Bafouiller

163

Child pornogrhy

Pornographique enfantine

164

Rent n

Loyer m

165

Single file

File indienne

166

Crew neck

Encolure ras du du cou

167

(Animal) neck, collar, collar size

Encolure f

168

Timing n

Minutage m

169

Overcoat, coat

Pardessus m
Par-dessus prep over, above, on top of + over sb´s head

170

Hawk, falcon

Faucon m

171

To guide

Cornaquer

172

Politeness, manners, etiquette

Bienséance f

173

Rain forest

La forêt pluviale
And rain as an adj

174

Damage, injury, harm

Dégâts mpl

175

Greed

Avidité f

176

Shelf

Étagère f

177

Fee, around, grope for

Tâtonner

178

Switch n

Interrupteur m

179

Scratch, scuff, abrasion

Éraflure f

180

Crowbar

Pied -de-biche m
Pl pieds-de-biche

181

Having put the clock back

Avoir retardé l'heure

182

Politically correct

Politiquement correct

183

Glass, wine glass
Ball, balloon

Ballon m

184

Reunion

Retrouvailles fpl

185

Clearly, obviously

Manifestement

186

At theexpense of sb

Aux dépense de qqn

187

Appetizer
Small talk

Amuse-gueule m

188

Octopus

Poulpe m

189

In the middle of the night

En plein nuit

190

Pale- dull, drab, solemn

Blême

191

Imply, hint

Sous-entendre

192

Supplies, sundries, office supplies (stationery)

Fourniture f

193

Training, education
Setting up

Formation f

194

Coat hanger, hanger
Arch

Cintre m
Cintré adj inf nuts, balmy, loony+ belted (clothes) + curved, roundex

195

Jumper, sweater, pullover

Chandail m

196

Overall, coat (doctors f ex), smock, blouse

Blouse f

197

Thief

Chapardeur m

198

Reliability, trustworthiness

Fiabilité f

199

Pig, glutton

Goinfre l
Se goinfre de qqc binge, gorge, stuff yr self on something
Goinfrer pig out, binge, gorg

200

Punishment, penalty

Châtiment m

201

Sensual, lustful

Lascif adj

202

Ridicule, scorn v

Bafouer

203

Small bottle, hip flask, flask, vial

Fiole f

204

Cup, small dish

Coupelle f

205

Syringe

Seringue f

206

Shove, poke n

Bourrade f

207

Crime, offence

Délit m
Délit d'initié insider trading
Délit de fuite Hit and run offence
Flagrant délit in the act, red handed
Prendre en flagrant délit catch sb in the act' red handed