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Pronunciation: /plije/

Translation of plier in English:

verbe transitif

verbe intransitif

also: se plier verbe pronominal

  • 2 (se soumettre)se plier à
    to submit to
    se plier à la discipline
    to yield ou submit to discipline
    se plier au règlement
    to submit to the rules
    se plier à la volonté du plus grand nombre
    to yield ou submit to the wishes of the majority
    se plier à des exigences
    to bow to necessity


être plié (en deux or quatre)

(de rire) to be doubled up with laughter
(de douleur) to be doubled up with pain

se plier en quatre

to bend over backwards

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