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froid
also: feminine: froide
Pronunciation: / fʀwɑ /, / fʀwɑd /

Translation of froid in English:

adjectif

adverbe

  • il fait froid
    it's cold

nom masculin

also: à froid locution adverbiale

  • 1 (Technologie)coulée/vulcanisation/étirage/laminage/démarrage à froid
    cold casting/vulcanization/drawing/rolling/start
  • 3 (sans passion) See examples: analyse/sondage/discussion à froid
    impartial analysis/poll/discussion
  • 4 (Médecine)opérer à froid
    to perform non-critical surgery

Compounds

froid industriel

Idioms

battre froid à quelqu'un

to cold-shoulder somebody

il fait un froid de canard or de loup

it is bitterly cold

faire froid dans le cœur

to sadden one's heart

avoir/faire or donner froid dans le dos

to feel/send a shiver down the spine

ne pas avoir froid aux yeux

to be fearless

garder la tête froide

to keep a cool head

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