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

Translation of peak in French:


  • 3 (Statistics) (of inflation, quantity, demand, price, market)
    in dans of de
    (in hormone, popularity)
    (on a graph)
    to be at its ou a peak
    être à son maximum
  • 4 [figurative] (high point) (of career, achievement, empire, mental powers, creativity)
    (of fitness, form) 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
    coûter 40p au tarif rouge
  • 6 (of roof)
    (of hair)
    ‘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) 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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