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British English: /rɒt/
American English: /rɑt/

Translation of rot in French:


  • 1
    pourriture (f)
    mal (m)
    the rot in the system
    le mal qui ronge le système
    to stop the rot [figurative]
    arrêter le mal or la gangrène
    the rot set in when…
    les choses ont commencé à se gâter quand…
  • 2 (British English) [informal] [dated] (rubbish)
    balivernes (fpl) [dated]
    bêtises (fpl)
    to talk rot
  • 3 (Veterinary science)
    piétin (m)

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • p prés etc -tt- rot away
    [figurative] (person)
    moisir [informal]
    to leave somebody to rot in prison
    laisser moisir or croupir quelqu'un en prison [informal]

also: rotting present participle adjective

  • pourrissant
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