prep le long de
→ He drove his car along East Street.
→ The young man led Mark along a narrow path.
→ I looked along the length of the building.
→ Along each wall stretched metal filing cabinets.
→ Half the houses along the road were for sale.
→ There are kiosks selling refreshments all along the beach.
→ pyramids along the banks of the Nile
to walk along the beach se promener le long de la plage, se promener sur la plage
the houses built along the river les maisons construites le long de la rivière, les maisons construites au bord de la rivière
adv to hop along avancer en sautillant to limp along avancer en boitant He was limping along. Il avançait en boitant. to bring sb along amener qn → Some of the men took their wives along. → Bring along your friends! to come along venir → He'll be coming along too. Is he coming along? Vient-il avec nous? to be along, I'll be along in a minute. Je viens dans une minute. halfway along à mi-chemin → Halfway along, turn right into Hope St. all along
(=since the beginning) depuis le début → She had been planning all along to leave him. → Perhaps they had been mistaken all along. → So he was right all along! → That's what I've been saying all along. He was lying to me all along. Il m'a menti depuis le début. along with avec → The baby's mother escaped along with two children. → Along with thousands of others, he fled the country. → Haldane was drowned along with his wife and a friend off a Cyprus beach in 1994. → Celltech shares have suffered badly along with the rest of the biotechnology sector.
[car] aller à toute blinde * , foncer
(=run) courir à toutes jambes
[+motorway] foncer * sur
→ We were belting along the motorway at 140 km per hour.
→ Dad brought a notebook along.
→ Bring along your friends.
vi avancer en cahotant
→ Dad charged along in front
→ Now expect China to come charging along behind Japan, trying to make up for lost time
[pupil, work] faire des progrès, avancer
come along! allez!
Come along, children! Allez les enfants!
to get along with sb s'entendre avec qn
(=proceed) aller, avancer
as you go along au fur et à mesure
→ Wash up as you go along.
go along with
[+idea] être d'accord sur
[+person] être d'accord avec
→ The football club's shares, helped along by its premiership lead, gained 47.5 p
vi marcher d'un pas pressé
to hurry sth along accélérer qch
→ Petter saw no reason to hurry the divorce along.
vt fus passer à toute allure
→ The plane hurtled along the runway.
(=run slowly) trotter
→ He started to jog along. He slowed to a walk
(=be on good terms)
We jog along comfortably together. Nous nous entendons bien.
vt sep (British)
[+person] enjôler, amadouer
→ He was getting bored with the job, so I jollied him along.
→ they moved along slowly
[person in line] avancer
[person on bench] se pousser
(=get out of the way) circuler
→ Move along there, please.
Move along, there's nothing to see! Circulez, il n'y a rien à voir!
→ Curious pedestrians were ordered to move along ...
[research, events] avancer, progresser
→ Research tends to move along at a slow but orderly pace.
[+matters, things] faire avancer
I hope we can move things along without too much delay. J'espère que nous pourrons faire avancer les choses sans trop de retard.
[+bystanders] faire circuler
→ Our officers are moving them along and not allowing them to gather in large groups.
[+line, bank, wall, beach] longer
to move along the street
[walker] marcher dans la rue
→ I saw a gang of black youths moving along the street,
vi aller son chemin tant bien que mal
→ I've started going to evening classes to learn how to do things properly, rather than just muddling along.
(=pretend to cooperate) se prêter au jeu
→ He turned and led the way to the lift. Fox played along, following him
play along with
(=pretend to cooperate)
[+person] entrer dans le jeu de
→ When Sam starts talking to me about his imaginary friend, I just play along with him.
[+charade, pretence, fantasy] se prêter à
→ Kind-hearted officers at the Prison play along with the charade.
→ My mother has learnt to play along with the bizarre conversations begun by father.
→ What he refused to do was shut up and play along with the pretence of weapons inspection.
→ Society seems content to play along with these notions.
→ I engaged in his delusions and played along with the fantasy that he had.
(fig) se traîner
→ Aircraft production continued to plod along, at an agonizingly slow pace.
[car, bus] bringuebaler
→ I heard the trains rattling along all night.
He said we could tag along, if we were quiet. Il a dit que nous pouvions les suivre si nous ne faisions pas de bruit.
(=rush) aller à toute vitesse
→ The cars tore along, much too fast for safety.
vi passer en vitesse
to zip along to the supermarket passer en vitesse au supermarché
→ you can zip along to your nearest hypermarket or supermarket and load up your trolley