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soulever

Translation of soulever in English:

verbe transitif

also: se soulever verbe pronominal

  • 1 (se dresser)
    to raise oneself up
    il demanda au malade de se soulever un peu
    he asked the patient to raise himself up a bit
    je me suis soulevé pour mieux voir
    I raised myself to see better
    il s'est soulevé sur un coude
    he propped himself up on his elbow
    la couverture se soulève au rythme de sa respiration
    the blanket rises and falls with his/her breathing

Idioms

ça me soulève le cœur or l'estomac

(odeur, sensation)
it turns my stomach
(attitude, ignominie)
it makes me sick

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