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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
seal n (animal)phoque nm
 Seals mainly eat fish.
 Les phoques se nourrissent majoritairement de poisson.
seal n (closure)joint nm
 The seal on the pipe had gone bad and the pipe was now leaking water.
 Le joint sur le tuyau était détérioré et le tuyau fuyait.
seal vtr (close off)reboucher vtr
 We sealed the leak so the tube could hold air again.
 Nous avons rebouché la fuite afin que le tube puisse à nouveau contenir de l'air.
 
Additional Translations/Traductions supplémentaires
seal n (embossed emblem)sceau, cachet nm
 The letter had a wax seal on it.
 La lettre portait un sceau de cire.
seal n (sticker) produit alimentaireopercule nm
 The seal was nothing more than a little sticker. I thought it would be fancier.
seal n (impression from a stamp)sceau, cachet nm
 The red seal that the stamp marked was elaborate.
seal n (fur or skin of a seal) fourrurephoque nm
 Is this coat really made of seal?
 Est-ce que ce manteau est réellement en phoque ?
seal vi (hunt seals)chasser le phoque vi
 I think they have resumed sealing in Canada.
 Je crois qu'il est de nouveau autorisé de chasser le phoque au Canada.
seal vtr figurative (assure, confirm) accord, alliancesceller vtr
 His fate was sealed when the detective found the gun he used.
 Son destin a été scellé quand le détective a trouvé le pistolet qu'il avait utilisé.
seal vtr (make watertight)boucher vtr
 The new layer of concrete sealed all the leaks.
 La nouvelle couche de béton boucha toutes les fuites.
seal vtr (fasten securely) enveloppe,...sceller vtr
 Lick the envelope to seal it.
 Lèche l'enveloppe pour la sceller.
seal vtr (apply a seal: stamp)frapper du sceau de vtr
 The king sealed the order with his ring.
 Le roi frappa l'ordre de son sceau avec sa bague.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
baby seal bébé phoque
break the seal (on [sth]) v expr (open: document, package) d'une lettre, vieillibriser le sceau (de qch) loc v
 Droit, dans une enquêtebriser les scellés (de qch) loc v
 If you break the seal on a software package, you can no longer return it to the store.
break the seal v expr US, slang, figurative (urinate) très familierpisser vi
common seal (Zoology) Zoologiephoque commun nm
elephant seal éléphant de mer nm
great seal grand sceau
harbor seal, UK: harbour seal n US (sea mammal)phoque commun nm
 She no longer enjoyed watching the annual slaughter of harbor seals.
harbor seal US (Zoology) Zoologiephoque commun nm
Harp seal n (furry Arctic mammal)phoque du Groenland nm
Navy SEAL n US (US Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) forces)commando de marine nm
privy seal le Petit Sceau
protective seal n (airtight closure)fermeture hermétique nf
school seal n (emblem of an educational institution)emblème d'une école nm
 écusson de l'école nm
seal coat construction aéronautiqueenduit de scellement
seal coat routecouche d'étanchéité nf
seal coat peinturecouche d'imprégnation nf
seal of approval n literal (royal stamp of endorsement)sceau royal nm
 King John put his seal of approval on the Great Charter.
seal of approval n figurative (consent, acceptance) figurébénédiction nf
 Her new boyfriend has a good job in the City and so he has her parents' seal of approval.
 Elle a emménagé chez lui avec la bénédiction de ses parents, qui trouvent le jeune homme à leur goût.
 approbation nf
 consentement nm
seal of office n (official stamp)cachet officiel nm
seal off vtr phrasal sep (isolate, cordon off)boucler vtr
 The scene of the road traffic accident has been sealed off by the police.
 La zone de l'accident a été bouclée par la police.
 interdire l'accès à qch, interdire qch d'accès loc v
 barrer vtr
 La police a barré la route.
seal oil huile de phoque
seal point point de scellement
seal ring bague sur lequel sont gravées des initiales, armoires.chevalière nf
seal the deal v expr informal (make an agreement official)conclure une affaire vtr
 sceller un accord vtr
seal up vtr phrasal sep (make water- or air-tight)sceller vtr
 When making preserves it is important to seal up the jars to prevent air getting in and contaminating the fruit.
 fermer hermétiquement vtr
seal up vtr phrasal sep (enclose, shut away)sceller vtr
 The ancient Egyptians sealed up the tombs of the Pharaohs along with the goods they would need in the next world.
 enfermer vtr
 Les anciens Egyptiens enfermaient dans le tombeau des Pharaons les choses dont ils auraient besoin dans l'au-delà.
sign and seal signature et cachet n
Solomon's seal sceau de Salomon nm
water-seal joint hydraulique nm
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