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wit
British English: /wɪt/
American English: /wɪt/

Translation of wit in French:

noun

  • 2 (witty person)
    personne (f) spirituelle
    he is a wit
    il est spirituel

also: wits plural noun

  • (intelligence)
    (presence of mind)
    to have the wits to do
    avoir la présence d'esprit de faire
    to have ou keep (all) one's wits about one (vigilant)
    rester attentif/-ive
    (level-headed)
    conserver sa présence d'esprit
    to collect ou gather one's wits
    rassembler ses esprits
    to sharpen one's wits
    se dégourdir l'esprit
    to frighten/startle/terrify somebody out of their wits
    faire une peur/surprise/terreur épouvantable à quelqu'un
    to pit one's wits against somebody
    se mesurer (intellectuellement) à quelqu'un
    to live by one's wits to lose one's wits
    ne plus savoir où on est
    a battle of wits
    une joute verbale

also: to wit adverb phrase

  • [formal]
    à savoir

Idioms

to be at one's wits' end

ne plus savoir quoi faire

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