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steady
British English: /ˈstɛdi/
American English: /ˈstɛdi/

Translation of steady in French:

adjective

  • 2 (even, continual)
    (pace, progress, stream)
    régulier/-ière, constant
    (rain)
    incessant
    (breathing, drip, thud)
    régulier/-ière
    a steady stream of cars/callers
    un flot constant de voitures/visiteurs
    to drive at a steady 80 kmh
    rouler à une vitesse régulière de 80 kmh
    progress has been steady
    les progrès ont été réguliers
  • 3 (firm, unwavering)
    (hand)
    ferme
    [figurative] (trust, faith)
    immuable
    is the ladder/the chair steady?
    est-ce que l'échelle/la chaise est stable?
    to keep ou hold something steady
    tenir fermement quelque chose
    he isn't very steady on his feet (from age)
    il n'est plus très ferme sur ses jambes
    (from drunkenness) il titube
    to hold steady (Finance)
    (share prices, interest rates)
    se maintenir
    to hold steady at 270 euros (Finance)
    se maintenir à 270 euros

exclamation

[informal]
  • (British English) steady!
    doucement!
    steady on! (reprovingly)
    ça suffit!

transitive verb

  • 1 (keep still)
    tenir (ladder, camera)
    she tried to steady her hand
    elle a essayé d'empêcher sa main de trembler
  • 2 (control) to steady one's nerves
    se calmer les nerfs
    to steady one's voice
    maîtriser le tremblement de sa voix

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (hand)
    cesser de trembler
    (boat)
    cesser de bouger
    (voice, nerves)
    se calmer
  • 2
    (prices, interest rates)
    se stabiliser

reflexive verb

  • to steady oneself (physically)
    rétablir son équilibre
    (mentally) se calmer

Idioms

steady as she goes

(Nautical)
en avant toute

to go steady with somebody

[informal] [dated]
sortir avec quelqu'un

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