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rear
British English: /rɪə/
American English: /rɪr/

Translation of rear in French:

noun

  • 1 (of building, car, room etc) at the rear of the house
    derrière la maison
    (viewed) from the rear
    (building, monument etc)
    vu de l'arrière
    (person)
    vu de dos
    ‘to rear’ (in estate agent's brochure)
    ‘à l'arrière’

adjective

  • 2 (Automobile)
    (light, seat, suspension) inv

transitive verb

  • (child, family, animals)
    (plants)
    to be reared on classical music
    être nourri de musique classique
    ugly

intransitive verb

  • also: rear up
    (horse)
    se cabrer
    (snake)
    se dresser
    [figurative] (building, tree etc)
    s'élever, se dresser

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