exorbitant he will do it for a whopping fee. spectaculaire whopping pay increases. [lie, mistake] énorme sometimes a whopping mistake in your writing is completely invisible to you until you print it out
boucler, attacher « he hadn't buckled his safety belt » voiler « the car clipped my bicycle wheel and badly buckled it the door was beginning to buckle from the intense heat. » céder « the parents would have buckled under that sort of pressure » [leg, knee] céder « his knees buckled and he fell backwards »
pousser He dragged her out to the door and shoved her into the street She shoved as hard as she could. to shove sb out of the way = écarter qn en le poussant fourrer We'll shove an extra paragraph in here. Shove your hands in your pockets to give sb/sth a shove = pousser qn/qch The car won't start. Can you give it a shove?
apprivoisé « They've got a tame hedgehog. » [story, style, match, film] fade « Some of today's political demonstrations look rather tame. » apprivoiser, dompter, dresser « The Amazons were the first to tame horses. »
dispute a feud between the prime minister and his chancellor a family feud to feud (with) = se disputer, se quereller their families had feuded since their daughters quarrelled two years ago. blood feud =vendetta