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British English: /ˈbar(ə)l/
American English: /ˈbɛrəl/

Translation of barrel in French:


transitive verb

  • p prés etc -ll- (American English) -l-
    mettre [quelque chose] en tonneau (beer, wine)

intransitive verb

  • p prés etc -ll- (American English) -l-
    to go barrelling along
    rouler en trombe


it was a barrel of laughs ou fun

[informal] [ironic]
ce n'était pas très marrant [informal]

both barrels

à bras raccourcis

to have somebody over a barrel

avoir quelqu'un à sa merci

to buy/transport something lock, stock and barrel

acheter/transporter quelque chose dans sa totalité

to scrape the bottom of the barrel

gratter les fonds de tiroir
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