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French translation of 'lumber'

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[ˈlʌmbəʳ ]
(timber) bois m de charpente
transitive verb
(Britain) (informal)
to lumber sb with sth coller (informal) qch à qnrefiler (informal) qch à qn
to be lumbered with sth devoir se coltiner (informal) qch
to be lumbered with doing sth
I’m lumbered with cleaning the toilets. Je dois me coltiner le nettoyage des W-C.On m’a refilé les WC à nettoyer.
to be lumbered with sb devoir se coltiner qn
I was lumbered with that madman all evening. J’ai dû me coltiner ce tordu toute la soirée.
intransitive verb
(move slowly and clumsily)
[person] marcher pesamment
[vehicle] rouler lentement
He turned and lumbered back to his chair. Il retourna à sa chaise d’un pas pesant.

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Example Sentences Including 'lumber'

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Some models suggest that the lumber price could trend towards a high more than 300 per cent above its 2009 low.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
After an agonising wait for the elephants to arrive, we climb aboard and lumber into the woods.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
On game drives, the trucks lumber past them without pause.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
As the food trucks came lumbering down the road, passing the city of shacks and tents, the whole camp stood up as one.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Most employers today are far more worried about skills shortages than about being lumbered with too many staff.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)

Trends of 'lumber'

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'lumber' in Other Languages

British English: lumber NOUN
Lumber consists of trees and large pieces of wood that have been roughly cut up.
It was made of soft lumber, spruce by the look of it.
British English: lumber VERB
If someone or something lumbers from one place to another, they move there very slowly and clumsily.
He turned and lumbered back to his chair.
  • American English: lumber
  • Brazilian Portuguese: mover-se pesadamente
  • Chinese: 缓缓前进
  • European Spanish: moverse pesadamente
  • French: marcher pesamment
  • German: tapsen
  • Italian: muoversi pesantemente
  • Japanese: のそのそ~へ行く
  • Korean: 느릿느릿 움직이다
  • European Portuguese: mover-se pesadamente
  • Spanish: moverse pesadamente


Translation of lumber from the Collins English to French
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