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motion
British English: /ˈməʊʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˈmoʊʃ(ə)n/

Translation of motion in French:

noun

  • 1 (movement) to be in motion
    être en mouvement
    to set something in motion
    [literal]
    mettre quelque chose en marche
    (pendulum)
    [figurative]
    mettre quelque chose en route
    (plan)
    (chain of events)
    to set the wheels in motion
    [figurative]
    mettre les choses en route
  • 3 (Administration, Politics) to table/second the motion
    déposer/appuyer la motion
    to carry/defeat the motion by 10 votes to 8
    adopter/rejeter la motion par 10 voix contre 8
    a motion of censure
    une motion de censure

transitive verb

  • to motion somebody away/back
    faire signe à quelqu'un de s'éloigner/reculer
    to motion somebody to approach
    faire signe à quelqu'un de s'approcher

intransitive verb

  • faire signe
    to à

Idioms

to go through the motions

faire quelque chose machinalement

to go through the motions of doing

faire mine de faire

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