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bottom
British English: /ˈbɒtəm/
American English: /ˈbɑdəm/

Translation of bottom in French:

noun

  • 1 (base) (of hill, pile, steps, wall)
    (of page)
    bas (m)
    (of bag, bottle, hole, river, sea)
    fond (m)
    at the bottom of the page
    en bas de la page
    to touch bottom to sink ou go to the bottom
    (ship)
    couler
    from the bottom of one's heart to knock the bottom out of
    défoncer (box)
    démolir (argument)
    the bottom has fallen ou dropped out of the market
    le marché s'est effondré
  • 3 (lowest position) (of list)
    (of league)
    dernière place (f)
    (of hierarchy)
    dernier rang (m) , bas (m)
    at the bottom of the list
    en bas de la liste
    to be at the bottom of the heap ou pile
    [figurative]
    être au bas de l'échelle
    to be ou come bottom of the class
    être dernier/-ière de la classe
    I started at the bottom of the company
    j'ai débuté dans cette entreprise au bas de l'échelle
    to hit rock bottom
    [figurative]
    toucher le fond

also: bottoms plural noun

[informal]
  • pyjama/tracksuit bottoms
    pantalon (m) de pyjama/de survêtement
    bikini bottoms
    bas (m) de maillot de bain

adjective

Idioms

bottoms up (informal)!

(drink up)
cul sec (informal)!
(cheers)
santé!

Phrasal verbs

bottom out

(recession)
atteindre son point le plus bas

Definition of bottom in:

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