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gamahucher
to perform cunnilingus
succomber
to succumb
le châtiment
punishment, chastisement
le grelot
small jingle bell; fear
la langouste
the crayfish, lobster
le corsage
the bodice, top, blouse
le treillage
trellis
s'élancer
to dash forward, shoot off, soar up
la brouille
tiff, quarrel, rift
le chantage
blackmail
entrecouper
to interrupt, intersperse, punctuate
accaparer
to engross, buy out, lay claim to
trouver le moment propice
to find the right moment
le bec
the beak, mouthpiece; kiss (Canada, Belgium)
la tisane
the herbal tea
la sourdine
the muffler, silencer
luisant
shining, glowing, glistening
se blottir
to duck, crouch
sablonneux
sandy
le grillon
the cricket (insect); housewife
narquois
impish, coy, sardonic, derisive
toiser
to look down on someone
pester
to rant; - contre = curse, swear
bouffer
to eat, guzzle, bag; puff out
le rebondissement
the bouncing, new development
le pognon
money (slang)
le butin
booty, loot
décrocher le gros lot
to hit the jackpot (fig.)
le défouloir
the escape valve, release
le lévrier
greyhound, Afghan hound
épater
to impress, play to the gallery
coûter la peau des fesses
to cost an arm and a leg (lit. the skin of the buttocks)
avoir la gaule
to have an erection
frileux
sensitive to cold, cautious, hesitating
la mansarde
attic, garret
en lambeaux
in tatters
navrant
distressing, heartbreaking
la dalle
the slab, panel; avoir la --- = to be ravenous; que --- = nothing at all (coll.)
l'épi
the ear of corn, tuft of hair
le sentier
the (foot)path, track
railler
to scoff, sneer
âpre
bitter, harsh, gruff
le flot
the stream, flood, flow
la cime
the top, peak, summit
le bourreau
the executioner, hangman
la muraille
the fortification wall, castle wall, battlement
couver
to brood, smoulder
jucher
to perch
côtoyer
to be next to, to rub shoulders with
peinard
quiet, easy, smooth