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défiler
Pronunciation: / defile /

Translation of défiler in English:

verbe intransitif

  • 2 (se succéder)
    (mannequins, touristes)
    to come and go
    j'ai vu défiler 15 candidats ce matin
    I saw 15 candidates this morning
    il a vu défiler des générations d'étudiants
    he's seen generations of students come and go
    défiler devant (devant cercueil, lieu)
    to file past
    (mannequin)
    to parade in front of
    défiler dans (clients, malades) les souvenirs défilaient dans ma mémoire
    a stream of memories passed through my mind

also: se défiler verbe pronominal

  • (se dérober) See examples: se défiler au moment de faire
    to slip away when it comes to doing

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