prépondérant « Conservation of the resource should be a paramount consideration » T« he paramount need for a peaceful solution. » to be paramount = passer avant tout, être prépondérant « The interests of the child are paramount. » of paramount importance = d'une importance capitale « Conserving present fish stocks is of paramount importance. »
to have a peek at sb/sth = jeter un coup d'œil à qn/qch
→ « Could I have a peek at the arrangements? » to peek / sneak a peek / take a peek at sb/sth = jeter un coup d'œil furtif à qn/qch → « She peeked at him through a crack in the wall → I took a peek at the list. » No peeking! = On ne regarde pas! peek over [+fence, wall] = jeter un coup d'œil par-dessus → « peek over the fence to see what your neighbour is doing. »
agacé « he sounded very peeved in his letter »« Susan was peeved that nobody had told her the news. » to be peeved about sth = être agacé par qch « he is peeved about the recent criticism of his company. »
(music) ton → « a guitar tuned up to a higher pitch » [+excitement, intensity, success] degré → « it has reached such a pitch of success » to reach a high pitch = monter en puissance → « tension in the area has reached a dangerously high pitch. » to reach a new pitch of intensity [crisis] = atteindre un nouveau degré d'intensité sales pitch = argumentaire m de vente → « the salesman launched into a long pitch about the advantages of time-share apartments. » to pitch = lancer → « Simon pitched the empty bottle into the lake. → She pitched the ball as far as she could. »
pillage. « The authorities couldn't prevent the plundering of the ancient ruins. »
to plunder = piller, voler « a band of thieves who became very rich plundering the tombs of the Egyptian pharaoh »
(shoot) à bout portant => victims were tied up in chairs with their hands behind their backs before being shot point-blank in the head. à brûle pourpoint => « McCain was asked point blank if he was breaking his promise » => « The Minister was asked point-blank if he intended to resign » (refuse, deny) catégoriquement
locaux they're moving to new premises. » business premises = locaux commerciaux on the premises = sur place, sur les lieux the Director of the hostel lives on the premises. There is a kitchen on the premises. »
1- piqûre → She felt a prick on her neck.
2- (=penis) bite
3- (=worthless person) connard → He's such a prick.
>> to prick o.s. on sth se piquer avec qch → I've just pricked myself on a thorn → to prick one's finger → I've pricked my finger → she had just pricked her finger with the needle.