[+person, animal] corps m
→ My whole body hurt.
→ Gently pull your leg toward your body.
to keep body and soul together
(=make ends meet) joindre les deux bouts
→ How does your average student keep body and soul together these days?
body and soul
(=the whole self) corps et âme
→ things that nourish both body and soul
(=corpse) cadavre m , corps m
→ Police later found a body.
it would happen over my dead body * il faudra (d'abord) me passer sur le corps
[+car] carrosserie f
→ The car needs some work on the body.
[+plane] fuselage m
→ The only shade was under the body of the plane.
body stocking body m , justaucorps m
(=organization) organe m , organisme m
→ public bodies such as local authorities
→ the policemen's representative body, the Police Federation
(=mass) ensemble m , masse f
→ There is a growing body of evidence pointing to these effects.
(=group) groupe m
a body of people un groupe de gens
→ a generation of children being taught by a body of people who aren't being paid enough
→ that large body of people that teaches other people to teach
in a body en masse, ensemble
[+talk] fond m , corps m
→ The body of the talk was about how to improve your managerial skills.
[+wine] corps m → a dry wine with good body
n art m corporel
→ ... tongue piercing, a form of body art made fashionable by a Spice Girl.
n housse f mortuaire
→ ... the prospect of young soldiers coming home in body bags.
(=disappointment) coup m dur
→ Her resignation was a huge body blow to Tony Blair
n horloge f biologique
→ Jet lag is caused because the body clock does not readjust immediately to the time change.
n (in war, accident, or crime)
(=number of people killed) décompte m des morts
→ By the time the body count finished there were 270 dead from the plane crash.
n (in films)
→ Rachel Weiss has never needed a body double.
body dysmorphic disorder
n dysmorphophobie f
(=proportion of body consisting of fat) tissus mpl adipeux
→ The aim is to increase muscle tone and decrease body fat.
npl fluides mpl organiques
n poils mpl
→ ... a cream for removing unwanted body hair.
n image f du corps
→ The teenage years are a time when body image is very important.
women with a poor body image les femmes qui ont une piètre image de leur corps
n langage m du corps
n lait m corporel
(=ratio of weight to height) masse f corporelle
→ Calculate your body mass by dividing your weight by your height.
→ The body mass index of a healthy person is between 20 and 25.
body mass index
n indice m de masse corporelle
body odour , (British) body odor (US)
n odeur f corporelle
n piercing m
the body politic le corps politique
→ ... the king was the head of the body politic.
npl (for car)
travaux mpl de carrosserie
n exfoliant m corporel
n fouille f au corps
to carry out a body search on sb fouiller qn
to undergo a body search subir une fouille au corps
n (in garage)
atelier m de carrosserie
n body m , justaucorps m
body-swerve , body swerve
→ they usually body-swerve Scotland and go to London
to give sth a body swerve prendre soin d'éviter qch
n gilet m matelassé
n corps m étranger
→ a foreign body in the eye
[+sport] comité m directeur
[+professional association] conseil m d'administration
[+school] conseil m d'établissement
[+university] conseil m d'université
n corps m céleste
n expérience f de sortie du corps
[+organization] institution f mère
→ Health and Human Services (HHS), the parent body to the FDA
n organe m directeur