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French-English translation for: retenir
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VERB1   retenir | retiens | avoir retenu | retenant
VERB2   se retenir | me retiens | s'être retenu | se retenant
retenir qn./qc.
to retain sb./sth.
math. retenir qc.to carry sth. (over)
retenir qc.to hang on to sth. [coll.]
dr. retenir qc. [argument, plan, proposition]to accept sth. [agree to]
équi. retenir qc. [cheval]to rein sth. in
retenir qc. [colère]to contain sth. [suppress]
retenir qc. [confisquer]to withhold sth,
retenir qc. [cri, rire, soupir]to stifle sth.
retenir qc. [date]to set sth. [date]
retenir qc. [exclamation]to bite sth. back [fig.]
retenir qc. [lumière]to absorb sth. [light]
retenir qc. [numéro, nom, date, formule]to remember sth. [retain]
retenir qc. [objet, attention]to hold sth.
comm. retenir qc. [réserver]to book sth.
comm. retenir qc. [réserver]to reserve sth.
retenir qc. [sourire]to suppress sth.
retenir qn.to detain sb.
retenir qn. [empêcher de partir]to keep sb. [prevent from leaving]
retenir qn. [empêcher une chute]to stop sb.
retenir qn. [retarder]to hold sb. up
retenir qn./qc.to restrain sb./sth.
retenir qn./qc. [cheveux, volet, chien, personne]to hold sb./sth. back
2 Words: Verbs
dr. retenir qn. prisonnierto hold sb. captive
mil. retenir qn. prisonnierto hold sb. prisoner
se retenirto contain oneself
se retenirto hang back
se retenirto hold back
se retenirto hold on
se retenirto restrain oneself
3 Words: Others
facile à retenir {adj}catchy [coll.] [easily remembered]
facile à retenir {adj}easily remembered
3 Words: Verbs
retenir l'attention de qn.to hold sb.'s attention
retenir la leçonto learn the lesson
retenir qn. en otageto keep sb. hostage
retenir sa langue [fig.]to hold one's tongue [fig.]
retenir sa respirationto hold one's breath
retenir ses émotionsto keep one's emotions in
retenir ses larmesto choke back one's tears
retenir son haleineto hold one's breath
retenir son souffleto hold one's breath
retenir un bâillementto stifle a yawn
retenir une propositionto accept a suggestion
se retenir à qc.to hang on to sth.
4 Words: Verbs
éduc. être capable de retenirto be teachable
éduc. être capable de retenirto be able to learn
éduc. être capable de retenirto be capable of learning
retenir qn. par la mancheto catch hold of sb.'s sleeve
se retenir de faire qc.to refrain from doing sth.
se retenir de faire qc.to hold back from doing sth.
se retenir de faire qc.to stop oneself from doing sth.
se retenir de pleurerto try not to cry
se retenir de rireto hold back one's laughter
5+ Words: Others
Chose à retenir, c'est que ...A point to be borne in mind is ...
Chose à retenir, c'est que ...The thing to remember is that ...
Rien ne peut me retenir !There's no holding me (back)!
5+ Words: Verbs
écon. fin. retenir l'impôt à la sourceto deduct tax at source
retenir ses larmes en clignant des yeuxto blink back one's tears
fin. occup. retenir un montant sur le salaireto withhold some money out of wages
se retenir de faire une remarqueto refrain from making a remark
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