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Pronunciation: /yze/

Translation of user in English:

verbe transitif

  • (personne, temps, frottement)
    to wear out (vêtement, chaussure, objet)
    (travail, soucis, temps)
    to wear out (personne)
    tu vas user l'embrayage si tu conduis comme ça
    you'll wear out the clutch if you drive like that
    les piles du poste de radio sont usées
    the batteries in the radio are worn out ou have gone
    la maladie l'a usé prématurément
    the illness wore him out prematurely
    user ses vêtements jusqu'à la corde
    to wear one's clothes out
    des tapis/vêtements usés jusqu'à la corde
    threadbare carpets/clothes
    la mer a usé la falaise
    the sea has eroded the cliff
    user sa santé
    to ruin one's health
    ça use les yeux de lire dans le noir
    reading in the dark strains your eyes
    avoir les yeux usés
    to have ruined one's eyesight
    j'ai usé trois crayons/paires de chaussures
    I've got (anglais britannique) ou gotten (anglais américain) through three pencils/pairs of shoes

also: user de verbe transitif indirect

also: s'user verbe pronominal

  • 2 (personne) s'user à la tâche or au travail
    to wear oneself out with overwork, burn oneself out (familier)
    s'user la santé/les yeux
    to ruin one's health/eyesight

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