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Pronunciation: /tiʀe/

Translation of tirer in English:


  • 3tirer ses cheveux en arrière to pull back one's hair avoir les traits tirés to look drawn
  • 6 [Sport] tirer un penalty to take a penalty
  • 7tirer (au sort) to draw [card, name, winner] to draw for [partner]
  • 8 (in astrology) tirer les cartes à qn to tell the cards for sb
  • 10tirer le pays de la récession to get the country out of recession tire-moi de là! get me out of this!
  • 11tirer qch de qn to get sth from sb [information, confession] tirer qch de qch to draw sth from sth [strength, resources] to derive sth from sth [pride, satisfaction] to make sth out of sth [money]
  • 12tirer de qch to base [sth] on sth [story, film] to get [sth] from sth [name]
  • 15 [fam] plus qu'une semaine à tirer only one more week to go
  • 16tirer un chèque to draw a cheque (BrE) or check (AmE)


  • 4tirer (au sort) to draw lots
  • 5la cheminée tire bien the chimney draws well
  • 6tirer à mille exemplaires [periodical] to have a circulation of one thousand
  • 7tirer sur le jaune/l'orangé [colour] to be yellowish/orangy

v refl (+ v être) (se tirer)

  • 2se tirer une balle to shoot oneself se tirer dessus to shoot at one another

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