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étaler
Pronunciation: / etale /

Translation of étaler in English:

verbe transitif

also: s'étaler verbe pronominal

  • 2 (s'échelonner)
    (programme, paiement, embouteillage)
    to be spread
    sur over
    (horaires, départs)
    to be staggered
    sur over
  • 3 (s'exhiber)
    (richesse)
    to be flaunted
    s'étaler (au grand jour) (corruption, lâcheté)
    to be plain for all to see
    une photo/un titre qui s'étale en première page d'un journal
    a photo/a headline that is splashed all over the front page of a newspaper
    une affiche qui s'étale sur tous les murs de la ville
    a poster that is splashed all over the walls in town
  • 6
    [familier]
    (tomber)
    to go sprawling (familier)
    s'étaler de tout son long
    to fall flat on one's face

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