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nouer

Translation of nouer in English:

verbe transitif

  • 2 (attacher) nouer quelque chose autour de quelque chose
    to tie something round (anglais britannique) ou around (anglais américain) something
    nouer ses cheveux
    to tie one's hair back, to tie back one's hair
  • 3 (avec les bras) nouer ses bras autour du cou/de la taille de quelqu'un
    to put one's arms around somebody's neck/waist
  • 4 (contracter) l'émotion me nouait la gorge
    I felt choked with emotion
    avoir la gorge nouée
    to have a lump in one's throat
    avoir l'estomac noué
    to have a knot in one's stomach

also: se nouer verbe pronominal

  • 3 (se contracter) ma gorge se nouait
    I had a lump in my throat
    mon estomac se nouait
    my stomach knotted
    tous les muscles de mon corps se nouaient
    all the muscles in my body were knotted

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