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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
battre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (frapper)beat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  hit vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 C'est un mauvais maître, il bat son chien sans raison.
 He is a bad master; he beats his dog for no reason.
battre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (vaincre)  (war)defeat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  beat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Les Romains finirent par battre les Carthaginois.
 In the end the Romans defeated the Carthaginians.
battre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (sport : gagner)  (sport, game)beat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  defeat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Ce pongiste a battu son adversaire par 3 manches à zéro.
 This table tennis player beat his opponent by three games to nil.
battre viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." (pulser)  (heart)beat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Le cœur n'arrête jamais de battre.
 The heart never stops beating.
se battre v pronverbe pronominal: verbe qui s'utilise avec le pronom réfléchi "se", qui s'accorde avec le sujet. Ex : se regarder : "Je me regarde dans le miroir. Tu te regardes dans le miroir.". Les verbes pronominaux se conjuguent toujours avec l'auxiliaire "être". Ex : "Elle a lavé la voiture" mais "Elle s'est lavée." (se donner des coups)fight each other, fight one another v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  fight viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
   (informal)have a fight v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Deux hommes éméchés se sont battus dans la rue.
 Two tipsy men fought one another in the street.
se battre v pronverbe pronominal: verbe qui s'utilise avec le pronom réfléchi "se", qui s'accorde avec le sujet. Ex : se regarder : "Je me regarde dans le miroir. Tu te regardes dans le miroir.". Les verbes pronominaux se conjuguent toujours avec l'auxiliaire "être". Ex : "Elle a lavé la voiture" mais "Elle s'est lavée." figuré (lutter)  (figurative)fight viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Dans cette entreprise, il faut se battre pour exister !
 In this company you have to fight to survive!
 
Additional Translations/Traductions supplémentaires
se battre v pronverbe pronominal: verbe qui s'utilise avec le pronom réfléchi "se", qui s'accorde avec le sujet. Ex : se regarder : "Je me regarde dans le miroir. Tu te regardes dans le miroir.". Les verbes pronominaux se conjuguent toujours avec l'auxiliaire "être". Ex : "Elle a lavé la voiture" mais "Elle s'est lavée." figuré (être en compétition)  (figurative)fight viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  compete viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Les étudiants du monde entier se battent pour assister aux conférences de ce célèbre professeur.
 Students all over the world are fighting to attend this celebrated professor's lectures.
battre viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." (marine : flotter au vent)flap viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  flutter viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Sans vent, les voiles ne battent pas.
 Without wind, the sails don't flap.
battre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (secouer par petites tapes)beat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Il faut battre régulièrement les tapis pour en extraire la poussière.
 You have to beat rugs regularly to get the dust out.
battre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (parcourir en fouillant)  (figurative)scour vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Les gendarmes ont battu ce bois pour retrouver le fuyard.
 The police scoured the wood to find the fugitive.
battre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (remuer vivement)  (cookery)beat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  whisk, whip vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Il faut être rapide pour battre les blancs en neige.
 You have to work fast to beat the egg whites.
battre de vtr indverbe transitif indirect: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet indirect (COI). Ex : "Elle a discuté de ses problèmes." (frapper l'air à répétition)beat vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  flap, flutter vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Les oiseaux battent des ailes pour s'envoler.
 Birds beat their wings to take off.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
battre à plates coutures beat [sb] hollow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
battre de l'aile   (colloquial)be on the skids, be on the blink exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
battre des ailes beat your wings, flap your wings v
battre des cils   (seduction)flutter eyelashes vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (emotion)blink back tears exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (figurative)blink of an eye exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
battre des mains clap your hands v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  clap viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
battre des paupières blink v
   (seduction)flutter one's eyelashes exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
battre des records beat records v
battre en brèche fight, counter vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  smash, demolish, breach vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
battre en retraite   (colloquial)beat a retreat exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  retreat viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
battre haut la main   (colloquial)beat hands down exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
battre la campagne viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."comb the countryside viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
   (figurative)be in your own little world
battre la chamade beat wildly, pound wildly v
battre le beurre viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."churn butter, cream butter viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
battre le pavé roam the streets v
   (colloquial)hit the streets, pound the pavement exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
battre le rappel call to arms v
  drum up v
 The president attempted to drum up support for the bill.
battre les blancs en neige viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COI). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."whip egg-whites to a light mousse viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
battre son plein be in full swing exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 The party was in full swing by midnight.
donner le bâton pour se faire battre
tendre le bâton pour se faire battre
loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à"
  (figurative)give [sb] a stick to beat you with v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
   (figurative)dig your own grave v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
   (figurative)make a rod for your own back v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
faire battre le cœur de qqn vset [sb]'s heartbeat racing, set [sb]'s pulse racing v
Il faut battre le fer tant qu'il est chaud you have to strike while the iron is hot
n'en avoir rien à battre très familier  (colloquial)not give a damn v
   (colloquial)not give a s*** v
s'en battre les couilles   (colloquial)not give a damn, not give a rat's ass exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (vulgar)not give a s*** exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (very vulgar)not give a f***, not give a flying f*** exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
s'en battre les steaks   (colloquial)not give a damn, not give a rat's ass exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (vulgar)not give a s*** exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (very vulgar)not give a f***, not give a flying f*** exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
se battre comme des chiffonniers fight like cat and dog v
  go at it hammer and tongs v
  fight tooth and nail v
se battre contre des moulins tilt at windmills viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
se battre en duel vie for attention v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 * That museum was crap; there were just two paintings vying for attention.
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