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British English: /pɒt/
American English: /pɑt/

Translation of pot in French:


  • 2
    also: tea pot
    a pot of tea for two
    deux thés
    to make a pot of tea
    faire du thé
  • 7 [informal] (drug)
    (marijuana) herbe (f) [informal]
    (hashish) hasch (m) [informal]
    to smoke pot
    fumer de l'herbe ( or du hasch) [informal]
  • 10 (in billiards)
    mise (f) en blouse

transitive verb -tt-

  • 1
    mettre [quelque chose] en pot (jam)
    mettre [quelque chose] en conserve (shrimps)
  • 2 (in billiards) to pot the red
    blouser la bille rouge
  • 3
    mettre [quelqu'un] sur le pot (baby)
  • 4
    also: pot up
    mettre [quelque chose] en pot, empoter (plant)
  • 5 [informal] (shoot)
    abattre (rabbit, pigeon)

intransitive verb

  • 1
    faire de la poterie
  • 2to pot [informal] at something
    canarder quelque chose [informal]

also: potted past participle adjective

  • 1 (Culinary)potted meat (British English)
    terrine (f) de viande
    potted shrimps
    crevettes (fpl) conservées (dans du beurre)
  • 2
    (palm, plant)
    en pot


to go to pot

(thing) aller à vau-l'eau

to have/make pots of money

[informal] (British English)
avoir/faire un tas d'argent [informal]

to keep the pot boiling

(in children's games)
garder le rythme

a watched pot never boils

quand on est impatient chaque seconde semble durer une éternité

to take pot luck

(for meal) (British English)
manger à la fortune du pot
(for hotel room etc) prendre ce que l'on trouve
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