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British English: /piːk/
American English: /pik/

Translation of peak in French:


  • 3 (Statistics) (of inflation, quantity, demand, price, market)
    maximum (m) (in dans) (of de)
    (in hormone, popularity) pic (m)
    (on a graph) sommet (m)
    to be at its ou a peak
    être à son maximum
  • 4 [figurative] (high point) (of career, achievement, empire, mental powers, creativity)
    apogée (m) (of de)
    (of fitness, form) meilleur (m) (of de)
    her success is at its peak, she is at the peak of her success
    son succès a atteint son apogée
    her fitness is at its peak, she is at the peak of her fitness
    elle est au meilleur de sa forme
    at his peak, he earned…
    à l'apogée de sa carrière, il gagnait…
    in the peak of condition
    en excellente santé
    to be past its ou one's peak
  • 5 (busiest time) (gen)
    heures (fpl) rouges
    to cost 40 pence peak (Telecommunications)
    coûter 40p au tarif rouge
  • 6 (of roof)
    (of hair) banane (f)
    ‘beat the egg white until it forms stiff peaks’
    ‘battre les blancs jusqu'à ce qu'ils deviennent fermes’

adjective before n

intransitive verb

  • (inflation, rate, market, workload)
    culminer (at à)
    [figurative] (career, performance, enthusiasm, interest)
    to peak in May/in the morning
    culminer en mai/dans la matinée
    to peak too early
    se lancer trop tôt
    s'épanouir trop tôt
    (in career) réussir trop tôt

Phrasal verbs

peak out

(athlete, prowess, skill, luck)
commencer à décliner
(inflation, rate)
commencer à décroître
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