Translation of "sec" into English

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sec adjective
sec / sèche / secs / sèches
dry [draɪ] (temps, peau, vin)
Le puits est à sec.
The well is dry.
dried (séché)
La peinture n'est pas encore sèche.
The paint hasn't dried yet.
neat [ni:t] (boissons alcooliques)
arid [ˈærɪd] (sol)
short [ʃɔ:t] (conduite)
other translations 2
la sec f noun
pl. sec
dryness (sécheresse)
drought [draut] (temps)
sec [ˈsi:kənt] (Sport)
SEC adverb

Phrases (48)

  1. à sec - broke
  2. boire sec - drink hard
  3. coup sec - yank
  4. coupe à sec - dry cut
  5. en cinq sec - in double-quick time
  6. être à sec - have dried up
  7. faire cul sec - down it in one
  8. gâteau sec - biscuit
  9. mettre à sec - drain
  10. péter sec - know cold


Le puits est à sec. The well is dry.
Le bois sec brûle vite. Dry wood burns quickly.
C'est sec comme la poussière. It's dry as dust.
Le sable sec absorbe l'eau. Dry sand absorbs water.
Le puits de pétrole a été mis à sec. This oil well has been sucked dry.
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