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raccrocher
Pronunciation: /ʀakʀɔʃe/

Translation of raccrocher in English:

verbe transitif

  • 1 (remettre)
    to hang [something] back up (rideaux, manteau, tableau etc) (à, sur on)
  • 2 (Télécommunications)raccrocher le combiné or le téléphone
    to put the telephone down
    elle avait mal raccroché (le téléphone)
    she hadn't replaced the receiver properly
  • 3 [familier] (Sport) (en boxe) raccrocher les gants [littéral] [figuré]
    to hang up one's gloves
  • 7 [familier] (rentrer)
    to re-enter the education system (after having dropped out)

verbe intransitif

  • 2 [familier] (Sport)
    to give up competition

also: se raccrocher verbe pronominal

  • se raccrocher à [littéral]
    to grab hold of (bras, rebord)
    [figuré]
    to cling on to (personne, prétexte)
    il se raccroche à n'importe quoi
    he's clutching at straws

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