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screen
British English: /skriːn/
American English: /skrin/

Translation of screen in French:

noun

  • 2 (panel) (decorative or for getting changed)
    (partition)
    cloison (f) mobile
    (to protect)
    écran (m)
    bullet-proof screen
    écran (m) pare-balles
    the hedge formed a screen which hid the house from the road
    la haie formait un écran qui rendait la maison invisible de la route
    a screen of trees
    un rideau d'arbres
  • 3 [figurative] (cover) to act as a screen for
    servir de couverture à (illegal activity)
  • 4 (Medicine)
    visite (f) de dépistage

transitive verb

  • 2 (shield) (conceal)
    cacher, masquer (person, house)
    (protect)
    protéger (from de)
    she wore a hat to screen her eyes from the sun
    elle portait un chapeau pour se protéger les yeux du soleil
    to screen something from sight ou view
    cacher or masquer quelque chose
  • 3 (subject to test) (Administration)
    examiner le cas de (applicants, candidates)
    contrôler le statut de (refugees)
    (at airport)
    contrôler (baggage)
    (Medicine)
    faire passer des tests de dépistage à (person, patient)
    to be screened
    (staff)
    faire l'objet d'une enquête de sécurité
    to screen somebody for cancer/Aids
    faire passer à quelqu'un des tests de dépistage du cancer/du sida
    to screen for cancer/Aids
    faire des tests de dépistage du cancer/du sida

Phrasal verbs

screen off

screen off [something], screen [something] off
isoler (part of room, garden)

screen out

1 screen [somebody] out, screen out [somebody]
refuser (candidate)
refuser la demande (de statut) de (refugee)
2 screen out [something], screen [something] out
filtrer (unwanted data, nuisance calls)
filtrer (light, noise)

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