fente I dropped a coin in the slot and the music started. slot machine = machine à sous, distributeur automatique créneau, plage horaire) visitors can book a slot up to a week in advance. a TV show in the popular 8 p.m. slot. time slot = créneau horaire to slot sth into sth = encastrer qch dans qch, insérer qch dans qch
entaille, encoche, cran « they cut notches in the handle of their pistol for each man they shoot. »« His latest work is several notches above anything he has produced before. » to move up a notch = augmenter d'un cran. top notch: de premier ordre, haut de gamme.
incendie « the family died in the blaze. » flambée « to stir sleeping embers into a cheerful blaze. » a blaze of colour = un flamboiement de couleurs. to blaze = flamber « the fire was still blazing. » [eyes] lancer des éclairs (de colère) « she turned and faced him, her eyes blazing. » to blaze with colour = resplendir « the gardens blazed with colour. » tirer « guns were blazing. » to blaze a trail = montrer la voie « these surgeons have blazed the trail in the treatment of bomb victims. » blazing = éclatant « driving all day in the blazing sun. » torride « freezing cold winters and blazing hot summers. » trail-blazing = novateur « a trail-blazing agreement that could lead to a global ban on nuclear weapons. »
faille, lacune (dans une loi) a loophole in the law a legal loophole = un vide juridique to close a loophole = combler une lacune It's time we closed the loophole which allows criminals to gain easy access to lethal weapons.
to con = arnaquer, escroquer she's been conned. to con sb into doing sth = tromper qn pour lui faire faire qch to con sb out of sth = soutirer qch à qn he goes around conning people out of their money. He conned investors out of up to $1000 each.
con man = conman = escroc A few years ago she was the victim of a con man.
être sujet(te) à qch he is prone to indigestion after rich restaurant meals. He was prone to depression. être enclin(e) à qch males are more prone to violence être susceptible de people with fair skin are more prone to develop skin cancer.
error-prone : source d'erreur
[boat, cork] flotter Something white was bobbing in the water. to bob up and down (in water) = danser, sautiller to bob about (in the air) = se balancer Huge balloons bobbed about in the sky above. to bob up = remonter brusquement à la surface Suddenly an object bobbed up from below the surface.