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Pronunciation: /lu/

Translation of loup in English:



(vieux) loup de mer


avoir une faim de loup

to be ravenous

être connu comme le loup blanc

to be known to everybody

hurler avec les loups

to follow the herd or crowd

se jeter dans la gueule du loup

to stick one's head in the lion's mouth

les loups ne se mangent pas entre eux

[Proverb] (there is) honour (BrE) among thieves

quand on parle du loup (on en voit la queue)

[Proverb] speak of the devil

l'homme est un loup pour l'homme

[Proverb] dog eat dog

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