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file
British English: /fʌɪl/
American English: /faɪl/

Translation of file in French:

noun

  • 2 (record) to have ou keep a file on somebody
    avoir/conserver un dossier sur quelqu'un
    his fingerprints/details are on file
    ses empreintes digitales/coordonnées sont classées
    she's on file
    elle est fichée
    to open a file on somebody/something
    établir un dossier sur quelqu'un/quelque chose
    it's time to close the file
    [figurative]
    il est temps de classer l'affaire
  • 3 (Computing)
    before n (editing, management, name, organization, protection)
    de fichiers
  • 5 (line) to walk in single file
    marcher en file indienne

transitive verb

  • 1 (Administration)
    (invoice, letter, record)
    to file something under (the heading), ‘clients’
    classer quelque chose sous (la rubrique) ‘clients’
  • 2 (Law)
    (application, complaint, request) with auprès de
    to file a petition in bankruptcy to file a lawsuit (against somebody)
    intenter or faire un procès (à quelqu'un)
    to file papers for adoption
    faire une demande d'adoption
    to file a claim for damages against somebody
    intenter un procès pour dommages et intérêts à or contre quelqu'un

intransitive verb

  • 1 (Law)to file for (a) divorce
    demander le divorce
  • 2 (walk) they filed into/out of the classroom
    ils sont entrés dans/sortis de la salle l'un après l'autre
    we filed past the coffin
    nous avons défilé devant le cercueil

Phrasal verbs

file down

file [something] down, file down [something]
niveler [quelque chose] à la lime
(surface)
égaliser [quelque chose] à la lime
(tooth)
(claw)

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