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Pronunciation: /fʀole/

Translation of frôler in English:

verbe transitif

  • 2 (passer près)
    (balle, ballon, pierre, voiture)
    to miss narrowly
    to brush past (personne)
    to brush against (objet, mur)
    to come close to (succès)
    to approach (somme, taux)
    il a frôlé la mort
    he came within a hair's breadth of dying, he had a brush with death
    ses blagues frôlent le mauvais goût
    his jokes border on bad taste
    l'automobiliste a frôlé les 200 km/h
    the driver almost reached a speed of 200 km per hour
    il frôlait les 200 kg
    it weighed close to 200 kg

also: se frôler verbe pronominal

  • 1 (se toucher)
    (personne, main, genou)
    to brush against each other
  • 2 (sans se toucher)
    (objet, voiture, conducteur)
    to just miss each other
    to brush past each other
    ils se sont frôlés sans se voir
    they brushed past (each other) without seeing each other

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