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British English: /bɒks/
American English: /bɑks/

Translation of box in French:


  • 1
    (small, cardboard) boîte (f)
    (larger, crate) caisse (f)
    box of matches/of chocolates
    boîte d'allumettes/de chocolats
    to sell apples by the box
    vendre des pommes par caisses
    it comes in a box
    cela se vend en boîte
  • 2 (on page) put a tick in the box
    cocher la case
  • 6 [informal] (television)the box
    la télé
  • 11 (slap) a box on the ear
    une gifle
  • 12 (Botany)
    before n (hedge, furniture)
    en buis

transitive verb

  • 3 (strike) to box somebody's ears
    gifler quelqu'un
  • 4 (Nautical)to box the compass
    réciter la rose des vents

intransitive verb

also: boxed past participle adjective

Phrasal verbs

box in

box in [something/somebody], box [something/somebody] in
coincer [informal] (runner, car)
to be boxed in
être coincé [informal]
(yard, area)
être encaissé or encadré
to feel boxed in
se sentir enfermé

box off

box off [something], box [something] off
cloisonner (space)

box up

box up [something], box [something] up
mettre [quelque chose] en caisse, encaisser
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