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Pronunciation: / kɔɲe /

Translation of cogner in English:

verbe transitif

verbe intransitif

  • 1 (frapper) See examples: cogner contre (volet)
    to bang against
    to knock against
    ma tête/la pierre est allée cogner contre la vitre
    my head/the stone hit the window
    cogner à la porte/au mur (personne)
    to knock on the door/on the wall
    to bang on the door/on the wall
    cogner sur (avec la main, le poing)
    to bang on
    (avec un marteau)

also: se cogner verbe pronominal

  • 1 (se heurter)
    to bump into something
    se cogner contre se cogner le genou/la tête
    to hit ou bump one's knee/head
    contre on
    se cogner à la tête/au genou
    to get a bump on the head/on the knee
    se cogner le pied contre une pierre
    to stub one's toe on a stone
  • 2
    (se battre)
    to have a punch-up (familier) (anglais britannique) , to have a fistfight

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