mettre

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 /mɛtʀ/


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Principal Translations/Principales traductions
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (placer qch)put, place vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 J'ai mis les documents sur le bureau.
 I put the documents on the desk.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (placer qqn)put, place vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Cela me met dans une situation embarrassante.
 That puts me in an awkward position.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (accrocher, fixer) (on wall, etc.)hang vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Nous mettons les rideaux aux fenêtres.
 We hang the curtains at the windows.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (donner attribuer) (mark, grade)give, award vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Le jury a mis la note maximale à cette patineuse.
 The jury gave the maximum score to the ice skater.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (enduire d'une substance)put vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (substance)spread vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Il met du beurre sur sa tartine.
 He puts butter on his bread.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (utiliser, nécessiter) (time)take vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (time)spend vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Il met trois heures pour venir de Paris.
 It takes him three hours to get here from Paris.
 * I spent two hours cleaning the house today.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (enfiler : un vêtement) (clothing)put on, slip on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  slip into vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Je mets un pull et un pantalon.
 I put on a jumper and some trousers.
 * Let me slip into something more comfortable, darling.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (inclure, intégrer)include, introduce vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  let [sb] in on [sth] vtr phrasal 3-part
 Je l'ai mise dans la confidence.
 I let her in on our secret.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (faire fonctionner un appareil) (appliance)put on, switch on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
 Je mets la télé pour regarder un film.
 I switched the telly on to watch a film.
mettre vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (admettre, supposons)suppose, say vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  allow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Alors mettons que je n'aie rien dit !
 Well, let's say I didn't say anything.
s'y mettre get down to, knuckle down to vtr phrasal 3-part
 * I really need to knuckle down to work this afternoon.
se mettre à faire qch 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." (commencer une action) (action, activity)start [sth], begin [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (informal)get to, set to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  start doing [sth], begin doing [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  start to do [sth], begin to do [sth] vi + prep
 Nous nous mettons au travail dès 6 h.
 We started work at 6 am.
 * Right, team, let's get to work!
se mettre à faire qch 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." (commencer soudainement)start to do, begin to do vi + prep
  start doing, begin doing vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Il s'est mis à neiger hier soir.
 It started to snow last night (or: It started snowing last night).
se mettre qch 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." (mettre qch sur soi)put on vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  apply vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Elle se met de la crème anti-rides.
 She puts on anti-wrinkle cream.
se mettre 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." (s'habiller de telle manière)wear vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  dress viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Elle se met toujours en pantalon.
 She always wears trousers.
 She always dresses in black.
se mettre quelque part 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 placer)sit, stand viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  put yourself vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
  site yourself , situate yourself vtr + refltransitive verb and reflexive pronoun: Transitive verb with reflexive pronoun--for example, "Enjoy yourself." "They behaved themselves."
 En classe, il se met toujours au premier rang.
 In class, he always sits at the front.
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Compound Forms/Formes composées
en mettre partout viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."get it everywhere, put it everywhere
en mettre plein la figure viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." (colloquial, figurative)really blow [sb] away, really sock it to [sb], really give the killer punch viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (colloquial)wow [sb] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  impress [sb] viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
en mettre plein la vue,
en mettre plein les yeux
viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri."
 (colloquial, figurative)really blow [sb] away, really sock it to [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial)wow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  impress vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
en mettre plein les yeux viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." (colloquial, figurative)really blow [sb] away, really sock it to [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (colloquial)wow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  impress vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
en mettre sa main à couper loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (être absolument convaincu de qch) (colloquial)bet your life on it, stake your life on it, bet your bottom dollar on it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be sure of it v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Je te dis qu'il la trompe ! J'en mettrais ma main à couper !
en mettre sa main au feu viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." (colloquial)stake your life on it, bet your bottom dollar on it
  be sure of it
en mettre un coup viverbe intransitif: verbe qui s'utilise sans complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "Il est parti." "Elle a ri." familier (colloquial)get a move on, get a wriggle on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 * Come on lads, we're going to have to get a move on if we're going to finish the tiling by the end of the day!
la mettre en veilleuse loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" familier (se taire) (colloquial)shut up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (colloquial)shut your mouth, keep it buttoned v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  keep quiet vi + adj
 On entend que toi alors mets-la un peu en veilleuse, tu veux ?
mettre [deux heures] pour aller quelque part vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (parcourir)take [sb] [two hours] to get somewhere v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 On a mis 2 heures pour y aller alors qu'on ne met d'ordinaire que 45 minutes.
 It took us two hours to get there, when it normally only takes us forty-five minutes.
mettre à contribution rope in vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  harness vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à disposition make available vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  provide vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à feu et à sang loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (ravager, détruire)put [sth] to fire and the sword v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  wreak bloody havoc on [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Les combats de cette guerre mettent la région à feu et à sang.
mettre à jour update vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à l'abri give some cover
  shelter, shield vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre qqn à l'aise loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (aider à se sentir bien)put [sb] at ease v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  make [sb] feel comfortable v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Nous sommes ici en famille, mettez-vous à l'aise, faites comme chez vous !
mettre a l'amende loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (infliger une sanction)make [sb] pay v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre à l'eau vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".launch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à l'écart sideline vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à l'échelle vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".put to scale vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à l'épreuve put to the test vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à l'heure put [sth] right vtr + adv
  set [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  set [sth] to the right time v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre a l'honneur publicly recognize, highlight vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)publicly recognise, honour vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (US)honor vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  give pride of place to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre à l'index blacklist vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  name and shame vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à l'ordre du jour loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (prévoir)put [sth] on the agenda v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre à la casse v (trash)junk
mettre qqn à la porte vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". un peu familier (mettre dehors) (informal, figurative)throw [sb] out, kick [sb] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  (colloquial, figurative)boot [sb] out, chuck [sb] out vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  (informal, figurative)send [sb] packing, give [sb] his/her marching orders v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 À 17 ans, mes parents m'ont mis à la porte.
mettre qqn à la porte vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". un peu familier (licencier) (informal, figurative)send [sb] packing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal, figurative)give [sb] his/her marching orders v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)fire [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK, informal)sack [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Le patron l'a mis à la porte !
mettre à la retraite vput out to pasture
mettre à la rue vtoss out
mettre à la une put on the front page vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  make [sth] headline news v
mettre à mal  (US, UK)jeopardize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)jeopardise vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put at risk vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à mort put [sb] to death vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à niveau bring up to scratch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  level up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à nu bare vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  strip down vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à part vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (mettre à l'écart, séparer)set apart vtr + adv
  (for later)put aside, leave aside vtr + adv
  (at a table)seat separately vtr + adv
 On a mis les enfants à part pour qu'ils puissent aller jouer quand ils ont fini de manger.
mettre à pied suspend vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à plat examine from all sides v
mettre à profit vbuild on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  put [sth] to good use v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  make the most of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre à rude épreuve test severely vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put through mill vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  sorely test vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à sac plunder vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  sack vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre à toutes le sauces vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".make [sth] fit every occasion v
  (figurative)use very largely and loosely v
mettre au ban de la société loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (rejeter, banir)remove [sb] from society v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cet assassin a été mis au ban de la société.
mettre au clair v (clarifier) (set matters straight)set straight
mettre au clou vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".pawn [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre qqn au courant loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (informer)bring [sb] up to date v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)brief vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Jeanne met ses enfants au courant de la maladie de leur père.
mettre au frais chill vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put in a cool place vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre au goût du jour modernize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  update vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre au jour expose vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  update vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  bring to light vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre au lit vput to bed
mettre au monde bring [sth/sb] into the world v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre au négatif v (forme grammaticale négative)negate
mettre au parfum populaireput [sb] in the know v
mettre au pas loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (forcer à obéir, recadrer)bring [sb] to heel v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  make [sb] conform v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  rein [sb] in vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  bring [sb] into line v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Le sergent mit vite fait la forte tête au pas.
mettre au passif vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". Grammaireput [sth] into the passive voice v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  put [sth] into the passive v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre qqn au pied du mur loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (enlever toute échappatoire à qqn) (figurative)back [sb] into a corner v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)paint [sb] into corner v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Devant les nombreuses preuves, l'accusé est mis au pied du mur.
mettre au pilori pillory vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre au placard sideline vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  freeze out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre au point develop vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  finalize vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre au rancart vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".chuck [sth] out, bin [sth] v
 That document is outdated, bin it!
mettre au rebut throw on scrapheap vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  scrap vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre au sale put in the wash vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre au secret loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (tenir à l'écart)hide [sth] away completely v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  hide, conceal vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put [sth] out of sight v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre qqn au secret loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (informer secretement)let [sb] into a secret loc v
 Je l'ai mise au secret des affaires de famille.
 I let him into the secret of our family affairs.
mettre qch aux normes loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (suivre la loi, la règle)bring [sth] up to standard v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)bring [sth] up to scratch v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  upgrade [sth] to meet current regulations v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Il faut mettre aux normes l'installation électrique de cette vieille maison.
mettre bas give birth vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  drop vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre dans la confidence let [sb] into the secret v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre dans le bon ordre (ranger correctement)put in the right order v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Claire met toutes les fiches alphabétiques dans le bon ordre.
mettre dans le même panier figuré (figurative, informal)lump together exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (figurative)tar with the same brush exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
mettre dans le même sac figuré (figurative, informal)lump together exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (figurative)tar with the same brush exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
mettre dans le mille figuréhit the bull's eye v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre de bonne humeur loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (réjouir, égayer)put [sb] in a good mood v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Un peu de soleil dès le matin nous met de bonne humeur pour la journée.
mettre qch de côté loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (laisser à part)put [sth] aside vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  put [sth] to one side v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mettons ça de côté pour le moment !
mettre de l'argent de côté put money aside v
  save viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
mettre de l'eau dans son vin figuréput a little water in the wine
  mix water with wine
  back off, back down viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
mettre de l'huile sur le feu figuréadd fuel to the fire
  pour oil on the fire
mettre de l'ordre put in order vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre de l'ordre dans sa vie  (set one's life in order)set limits
mettre de l'ordre dans ses affaires put affairs in order v
mettre de mauvaise humeur loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (provoquer un désagrément)put [sb] in a bad mood v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cette remarque l'a mise de mauvaise humeur.
mettre dehors put outside vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  kick out, throw out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre des bâtons dans les roues à qqn loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (compliquer la réussite de qqn)put a spoke in [sb]'s wheel v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  throw a spanner in the works v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (US)throw a wrench in the gears v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Depuis que j'ai commencé ce projet, au lieu de m'encourager, mon collègue m'a mis des bâtons dans les roues.
mettre devant le fait accompli loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (être devant un état de fait)present [sb] with a fait accompli v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  give [sb] no choice, give [sb] no choice in the matter v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre du baume au cœur à qqn loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" figuré (réconforter)warm [sb]'s heart v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  lift [sb]'s spirits v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Après tous nos soucis, cette bonne nouvelle nous met du baume au cœur.
mettre du beurre dans les épinards put butter on your bread v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  top up an income v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
mettre du cœur à l'ouvrage put your heart and soul into it
mettre du piment dans la vie spice up your life
  add a little spice to life
mettre du sien play your part in it
mettre du temps vtake time
mettre du temps à + [infinitif] take time doing [sth]
mettre en abyme vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".create a mise en abyme
 In his novel, The Counterfeiters, Gide's character, Edouard, is a novelist intending to write a book entitled The Counterfeiters, thus creating a mise en abyme.
mettre en appétit vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".whet [sb]'s appetite v
mettre en application implement vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put [sth] into practice v
  apply vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre qqn en attente loc vlocution verbale: groupe de mots fonctionnant comme un verbe. Ex : "faire référence à" (faire patienter)put [sb] on hold v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La secrétaire met en attente ce nouvel appel pour le directeur, il est déjà en ligne.
mettre en avant highlight vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  feature vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  showcase vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  point out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre en berne half-mast vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put at half-mast vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre qqn en boîte vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat". (se moquer, chambrer qqn)tease vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (informal)take the mickey out of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (UK, vulgar)take the piss out of [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Pierre aime bien mettre ses amis en boîte.
mettre en bouche vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".prepare the palate v
mettre en bouteille vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".bottle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre en branle set in motion vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  get in gear vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
mettre en cause vtrverbe transitif: verbe qui s'utilise avec un complément d'objet direct (COD). Ex : "J'écris une lettre". "Elle a retrouvé son chat".accuse vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  blame vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  suspect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  implicate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
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