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patte
Pronunciation: /pat/

Translation of patte in English:

nom féminin

Compounds

patte d'araignée

  • (Technologie)
    oil groove

pattes d'éléphant

patte de fixation

patte folle (familier)

patte de lapin

patte de mouche

  • (écriture)
    spidery scrawl non dénombrable
    faire des pattes de mouche
    to write in a spidery scrawl

patte de scellement

Idioms

faire patte de velours

(chat)
to draw in its claws
(personne)
to switch on the charm

lever la patte

(chien)
to lift its leg

tomber dans les pattes de quelqu'un

to fall into somebody's clutches

se tirer des pattes de quelqu'un

to get out of somebody's clutches

montrer patte blanche

to prove one is acceptable

[familier]
tomber sous la patte de quelqu'un

to fall under somebody's dominion

avoir un fil à la patte

to be tied down

se tirer dans les pattes

to pull dirty tricks on each other

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