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skate
British English: /skeɪt/
American English: /skeɪt/

Translation of skate in French:

noun

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • on, along sur
    to skate across ou over
    traverser [quelque chose] en patins
    (pond, lake)

Idioms

get your skates on (informal)!

grouille-toi (informal)!
we'd better get our skates on (informal)!
il va falloir qu'on se grouille (informal)!

to be skating on thin ice

s'aventurer sur un terrain glissant

Phrasal verbs

skate over

skate over [something] [figurative]
(problem, issue, fact)

skate round

skate around
skate round [something] [figurative]
(requirement, issue)

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