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English translation of 'laver'

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laver

[lave ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  [linge, voiture] to wash
laver la vaisselle to wash the dishesto do the washing-up (Brit)
laver le linge to do the washing
2.  [tache] to wash off
3.  (figurative) [affront] to avenge
4.  (innocenter)
laver qn de [accusation] to clear sb of
être lavé de tout soupçon to be cleared of any suspicion
see also se laver

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Example Sentences Including 'laver'

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D'abord laver à l'eau fraîche les subtiles lésions, tamponner avec une serviette sans appuyer.
Grainville, Patrick Les anges et les faucons
Il portait, certes, des gants, mais ne les changeait pas systématiquement entre deux patients, se contentant parfois de les laver.
Marie Claire
Je ne retirais le bandeau que pour lire, écrire et me laver.
Ben Jelloun, Tahar La nuit sacrée
Michel, Jacques, Marie, Etienne..., ils viennent se laver, se raser, faire leur lessive.
Le Monde (2001)
On ne peut pas vouloir laver plus blanc que blanc et ne pas être traité comme tout le monde.
Le Monde (2002)
Peut- être que cela leur a permis de lui laver plus facilement le cerveau.
Le Monde (2002)

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'laver' in Other Languages

British English: wash /wɒʃ/ VERB
If you wash something, you clean it using water and usually a substance such as soap or detergent.
He got a job washing dishes in a pizza parlour.
  • American English: wash
  • Arabic: يَغْسِلُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: lavar
  • Chinese: 洗涤
  • Croatian: prati
  • Czech: mýt
  • Danish: vaske
  • Dutch: wassen
  • European Spanish: lavar
  • Finnish: pestä
  • French: laver
  • German: waschen
  • Greek: πλένω
  • Italian: lavare
  • Japanese: 洗う
  • Korean: 씻다
  • Norwegian: vaske
  • Polish: umyć
  • European Portuguese: lavar
  • Romanian: a (se) spăla
  • Russian: мыть
  • Spanish: lavar
  • Swedish: tvätta
  • Thai: ล้าง
  • Turkish: yıkamak
  • Ukrainian: мити
  • Vietnamese: rửa

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Translation of laver from the Collins French to English
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