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couvrir

Translation of couvrir in English:

verbe transitif

  • 5 (donner en grande quantité)couvrir quelqu'un de coups/d'honneurs
    to shower somebody with blows/honours (british)
    couvrir quelqu'un de bijoux/compliments
    to shower jewels/compliments on somebody
    couvrir quelqu'un d'or [littéral]
    to shower somebody with gold
    [figuré] (enrichir)
    to make somebody wealthy
    couvrir quelqu'un de baisers
    to cover somebody with kisses
  • 9 (pourvoir à) couvrir les besoins de quelqu'un
    to meet somebody's needs

also: se couvrir verbe pronominal

  • 2 (Météorologie)
    (ciel)
    to become cloudy ou overcast
    le temps se couvrira un peu cet après-midi
    it will cloud over in the afternoon
  • 3 (se remplir)se couvrir de (de plaques, boutons)
    to become covered with
    au printemps la pelouse se couvre de fleurs
    in spring the lawn becomes a carpet of flowers
    l'arbre se couvre de fleurs/feuilles
    the tree comes into bloom/leaf
    son visage se couvrit de sueur/larmes
    sweat/tears poured down his/her face
  • 4 (se protéger) (de critiques, d'accusations)
    to cover oneself, to cover one's back
    (de coups)
    to protect oneself
    tu ne te couvres pas assez (à la boxe)
    your guard isn't good enough
    In Other Dictionaries
    Translate cover oneself into German
  • 5 (Assurance)se couvrir contre
    to cover oneself against

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