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raquer
to cough up (phlegm)
guet
lookout, -- apens = ambush
chanceler
to stagger, waver, wobble
criard
shrill, garish
farder
to disguise, se -- = to use make-up
aléatoire
unpredictable, insecure, random
tronche
noodle, head, face (familiar)
rotule
kneecap, être sur les -- = to be on one's last legs
foireux
half-assed
houle
swell, heave (in the sea)
mettre le paquet
to pull out all the stops
cercueil
coffin
voltiger
flutter, go flying
se fêler
to crack
se désaltérer
to quench one's thirst
charrier
carry, haul, carry along, tease mercilessly (fam.)
bouclier
shield
éclair
flash, glint, sudden moment, éclair
arroseur
sprinkler
engloutir
to engulf, swallow up, gulp down, squander
clé de sol
treble clef
plein d'agrément
full of charm
recueil
collection, anthology
solennel
solemn
fâcheux
detrimental, unfortunate, distressing
trêve de plaisanteries
enough joking !
à l'insu de qqn
without somebody knowing
fredonner
to hum
avoir d'empire
to have influence
tortiller
twist, twiddle
pomme de discorde
bone of contention
affluer
to pour in (letters); to flock to (people; à, vers)
téléphérique
cable car
en bandoulière
over the shoulder
bosse
hill, hump
poudreuse
powder snow
larguer
to drop (bombs); to unfurl (sail); to dump (friend)
brasero
brazier
entrepôt
warehouse, stockroom
monter sur les planches
to go on stage, tread the boards
gloussement
clucking
talonner
to be hot on the heels of, badger
s'affoler
to panic
grelotter
to shiver
cagnotte
kitty, pool, jackpot
chevet
bedhead, bedside
durci
hardened
démonter
dismantle, fluster (fam.)
zizanie
ill-feeling, discord
verrouiller
to lock