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British English: /wɔːl/
American English: /wɔl/

Translation of wall in French:


  • 1 (gen) (Construction, Architecture) on the wall (on vertical face)
    au mur
    (on top) sur le mur
    the back/front wall (of house)
    le mur arrière/de façade
    my secret must not go beyond these four walls
    mon secret ne doit pas sortir de ces murs
    before n (heater, light)
  • 3 (Anatomy, Biology) the cell/stomach wall
    la paroi cellulaire/stomacale
  • 5 [figurative] a wall of silence/of incomprehension
    un mur de silence/d'incompréhension
    a wall of water/of flame
    un mur d'eau/de flammes
    a tight wall of security around the President
    une barrière de sécurité autour du Président


to be a fly on the wall

être une mouche

to be off the wall

être dingue [informal]
être incohérent

to drive somebody up the wall

exaspérer quelqu'un, rendre quelqu'un fou/folle

to go to the wall

to have one's back to the wall

avoir le dos au mur

to push ou drive somebody to the wall to have somebody up against the wall

mettre quelqu'un au pied du mur

walls have ears

Phrasal verbs

wall in

1 wall in [something], wall [something] in the valley is walled in by mountains
la vallée est entourée de montagnes
2 wall [somebody] in, wall in [somebody] to feel walled in
se sentir emprisonné

wall off

wall off [something], wall [something] off (block up, block off)
condamner (room, wing, area)
(separate by wall) séparer [quelque chose] par un mur

wall up

wall up [somebody/something], wall [somebody/something] up
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