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frein
Pronunciation: /fʀɛ̃/

Translation of frein in English:

nom masculin

  • 2 (entrave)
    restraints (pl)
    (être) un frein à
    (to be) a brake ou curb on
    mettre un frein à
    to curb (expansion, immigration, optimisme)
    donner un coup de frein à
    to act as a sharp brake ou curb on
    mettre un coup de frein (brutal) à
    to put a (sharp) brake ou curb on
    sans frein (faire, gouverner)
    without restraint
    (imagination, ambition)
    unbridled
    (échange, commerce)
    unrestrained
  • 4 (Armée)
    muzzle brake

Compounds

frein à main

  • hand brake
    serrer/desserrer le frein à main
    to put on/to take off the hand brake

frein moteur

  • engine brake
    utilisez le frein moteur
    keep in low gear

frein de parcage

frein à pied

  • foot brake

frein de service

frein de stationnement

freins à disques

freins pneumatiques

freins à tambour

Idioms

ronger son frein

to champ at the bit

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