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Pronunciation: /batʀ/

Translation of battre in English:

verbe transitif

  • 7 (Musique)battre la mesure
    to beat time
    battre le tambour (Armée)
    to beat the drum
    to shout from the rooftops
    (Armée) (tambour)
    to beat
    battre la retraite
    to beat the retreat

also: battre de verbe transitif indirect

  • 1 (agiter) battre des ailes
    to flap its wings
    battre des cils
    to flutter one's eyelashes
    battre des mains battre des paupières
  • 2 (jouer) battre du tambour
    to beat the drum

verbe intransitif

also: se battre verbe pronominal

  • 3 (se frapper) se battre la poitrine
    to beat one's breast


battre en retraite

to beat a retreat

battre en retraite devant quelque chose/quelqu'un

to retreat before something/somebody

battre son plein

to be in full swing

je m'en bats l'œil

I don't give a damn [familier]
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