Translation of "battre" into English

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battre verb Conjugation
bats / battis / battu
beat [bi:t]
Il est impossible à battre.
He is impossible to beat.
defeat [dɪˈfi:t] (vaincre)
Vous ne me battrez jamais !
You will never defeat me!
whip [wɪp] (culinaire)
La pluie battait sur la fenêtre.
The rain whipped against the window.
flap [flæp] (oiseaux)
L'oiseau battait des ailes.
The bird flapped its wings.
patter [ˈpætə] (pluie)
pulsate [pʌlʌˈseɪt] (coeur)
outvote [autˈvəut] (élection)
shuffle [ˈʃʌfl] (jeu des cartes)
thresh [θreʃ] (agriculture)
hit (personne)
drub [drʌb] (familier, rosser)
other translations 9

Phrases (39)

  1. battre à plate couture - crush
  2. battre cartes - shuffle
  3. battre comme plâtre - beat unmercifully
  4. battre coulpe - go around in sackcloth and ashes
  5. battre crème - whisk
  6. battre de l'aile - be in bad shape
  7. battre en brèche - assail
  8. battre en retraite - beat the retreat
  9. battre froid - cold-shoulder
  10. battre pavé - walk the streets


Il est impossible à battre. He is impossible to beat.
Je sentais mon cœur battre après avoir un peu couru. I felt my heart pound after running a little.
Il fait battre le cœur des jeunes filles. He makes young girls' hearts flutter.
Je sentais mon coeur battre rapidement. I felt my heart beating rapidly.
Tu cherches un emploi, pas vrai ? Ne devrais-tu pas être en train de battre le pavé ? You're looking for a job, aren't you? Shouldn't you be out pounding the pavement?
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