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tears larmes nf
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all tears en larmes
baby tears (Botany) Botaniquehelxine nf
baby-tears (Botany) Botaniquehelxine nf
bathed in tears adj figurative, poetic (face: wet from crying) visage, jouescouvert de larmes loc adj
 Ses joues étaient couvertes de larmes.
bathed in tears adj figurative, poetic (person: crying) personneen larmes, en pleurs loc adj
bored to tears adj informal, figurative (weary of [sth]) familiers'ennuyer comme un rat mort v pron
 s'ennuyer à mourir v pron
 mourir d'ennui loc v
 I was bored to tears by the documentary on fishing, and couldn't wait for it to end.
 Je m'ennuyais comme un rat mort devant le documentaire sur la pêche et avait hâte qu'il se termine.
burst into tears v expr informal (start crying)éclater en sanglots, fondre en larmes vi
 She burst into tears at the news of her friend's death.
 Elle éclata en sanglots à la lecture de la liste des victimes.
choke back tears v expr (suppress emotion)ravaler ses larmes vtr
 In a televised appeal for witnesses to come forward, the father of the murdered teenager was visibly choking back tears.
 retenir ses larmes vtr
 Le père de l'adolescente assassinée essayait visiblement de retenir ses larmes.
 refouler des larmes vtr
crocodile tears npl figurative (faked sadness) figurélarmes de crocodile nfpl
 Samantha's crocodile tears didn't fool anyone.
 Les larmes de crocodile de Samantha n'ont trompé personne.
in tears adj (crying, weeping)en larmes, en pleurs loc adj
 She was in tears when she heard of her friend's death. She was in tears when she heard of her friend's death.
 Elle était en pleurs quand elle a appris la mort de son ami.
shed tears v expr (cry, weep)verser des larmes vi
 They shed tears of joy.
 Ils ont versé des larmes de joie.
shed tears verser des larmes v
vale of tears vallée de larmes nf
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