[+day, week, journey, holiday] fin f
→ The report is expected by the end of the year.
[+book, film] fin f
→ I wept at the end of the book.
→ It has a surprising end.
the end of the film la fin du film
the end of the holidays la fin des vacances
at the end of August à la fin août
to come to an end prendre fin
→ The cold war came to an end.
→ Their friendship came to an end when he ...
to be at an end être fini (e) , être terminé (e)
→ The recession is definitely at an end.
to bring sth to an end
[+event] mettre fin à qch, mettre un terme à qch
→ I was worried she would walk out or bring the interview to an end.
to put an end to sth
[+war, attacks] mettre fin à qch, mettre un terme à qch
→ We expect you to put an end to these terror attacks by your own people
→ Only a political solution could put an end to the violence.
[+practice] mettre fin à qch, mettre un terme à qch
→ They are campaigning to put an end to the practice of female circumcision
[+speculation, rumours] mettre fin à qch, mettre un terme à qch
→ Today's announcement should at least put an end to the recent speculation
[+career] mettre fin à qch, mettre un terme à qch
→ a knee injury put an end to his career
in the end finalement
→ I toyed with the idea of calling the police, but in the end I didn't.
→ It all turned out all right in the end.
It turned out all right in the end. Finalement tout s'est bien passé.
In the end I decided to stay at home. Finalement j'ai décidé de rester à la maison.
at the end of the day (British) (lit) à la fin de la journée
(=in the final analysis) en fin de compte
→ At the end of the day it's up to the Germans to decide.
to the end of time, until the end of time
(=for ever) jusqu'à la fin des temps
→ Grief-stricken, he felt he deserved to suffer to the end of time
→ a love that lasts until the end of time
it's not the end of the world ce n'est pas la fin du monde
no end (adv)
(=a lot) énormément
→ Teachers inform me that Tracey's behaviour has improved no end.
no end of
(=a lot of) énormément de
→ The problem was causing the poor woman no end of misery.
→ They have received no end of complaints.
[+table, street, line, rope, queue, tunnel] bout m
→ The table was set for six, two at each side and one at each end.
→ at both ends of the tunnel
→ Hold on to the end of the rope.
→ Go to the end of the queue.
→ Sharpen a stick at both ends.
→ the end of her cigarette
→ There's a nice pub at the end of the street.
[+pointed object] pointe f
at the end of the street au bout de la rue
at the other end of the table à l'autre bout de la table
from end to end d'un bout à l'autre
→ The creature measures only a few centimetres from end to end
[object] debout, dressé (e)
to stand on end
[hair] se dresser sur la tête
→ They saw scenes which made their hair stand on end.
for hours on end pendant des heures, pendant des heures et des heures
→ He is a wonderful companion and we can talk for hours on end.
for 5 hours on end durant 5 heures d'affilée, durant 5 heures de suite
to be near the end of the road, to reach the end of the road (fig) arriver en fin de course
→ The show looks to be nearing the end of the road after 13 years in a West End theatre
→ their belief that socialism had reached the end of the road and was effectively finished
it's the end of the road for them
(=they're finished) ils sont en fin de parcours
→ Maybe it's the end of the road for this team
to make ends meet joindre les deux bouts
→ With Betty's salary they barely made ends meet.
→ They are finding it hard to make ends meet.
→ I had to meet him in five minutes and I was at the wrong end of town.
(=aim) but m , fin f
→ Now the government is trying another policy designed to achieve the same end.
for political ends à des fins politiques
→ The police force is being manipulated for political ends.
to this end, with this end in view à cette fin, dans ce but
→ I needed to speak with Jones urgently and, to this end, I arranged a meeting.
an end in itself une fin en soi
→ But in music, at least, scholarship is never an end in itself. Only when brought to life in performance does it touch the soul.
(=put an end to)
[+war, fighting] mettre fin à
→ Talks have resumed to try to end the fighting.
→ He refused to end his nine-week-old hunger strike.
[+poverty, inequality] mettre fin à
the deal to end all deals l'affaire du siècle
the film to end all films le film du siècle
to end it all
(=kill o.s.) en finir
[+speech, letter] terminer
→ He ended his letter with a reminder about the next meeting.
He ended his speech with an appeal to the public. Il a terminé son discours en lançant un appel au public.
[day, year] se terminer
[meeting, film, war, journey] se terminer
→ There were only three of them left when the meeting ended
→ he thought the whole war would soon end
→ The meeting quickly ended and Steve left the room.
→ He took her out a couple of times before term ended.
→ The journey ends in the ancient city of Marrakesh.
[career, relationship] se terminer
→ Their relationship ended in September 2000
[road] se terminer
→ The road ended at a T-junction.
What time does the film end? À quelle heure est-ce que le film se termine?
to end with sth
[meeting, book, film] se terminer par qch
→ The book ends with the protagonist's murder
to end in failure se solder par un échec
→ the negotiations could end in failure
→ one in three marriages end in failure
to end in disaster finir en catastrophe
→ a risky experiment that could end in disaster
→ I don't think this relationship will end in disaster
→ The incident could have ended in tragedy.
→ Our holiday ended in disaster.
The match ended in a draw. Ils ont fait match nul.
the week ending ... le semaine se terminant ...
the week ending 4 September la semaine se terminant le 4 septembre
→ the first figure shows sales for week ending July 27
[wall] du fond
[section, du bout] → If it is picked up by the tail, the end section will drop off the end house la dernière maison de la rue → She lives in the end house. →
end date →
be-all and end-all
(=most important consideration)
the be-all and end-all le summum
→ For some people, competing is the be-all and end-all of their running.
to be the be-all and end-all for sb être d'une importance primordiale pour qn
→ In the past, football was the be-all and end-all for me
[+car] tête f de bielle
n mégot m
[+road, path] impasse f
(fig) impasse f
to reach a dead end être dans une impasse
→ We seem to have reached a dead end.
a dead-end job un emploi sans avenir
the deep end le grand bain
to be thrown in at the deep end (fig)
(=not have time to prepare) être mis (e) tout de suite dans le bain
→ I was thrown in at the deep end during a busy time
the East End les quartiers mpl est de Londres
to end up in finir à (or en)
→ Many of their friends have ended up in prison.
→ We ended up in Paris.
→ The engine ended up at the bottom of the canal.
to end up doing sth finir par faire qch
→ If you don't know what you want, you might end up getting something you don't want.
→ We ended up having to sell the house.
I ended up walking home. J'ai fini par rentrer chez moi à pied.
to end up in trouble mal finir
→ He ended up in a fine mess.
→ You're going to end up in trouble, if you carry on like that.
[+contract] date f d'expiration
→ Sky will confirm the end date of your free trial period
(=final result) résultat m
→ It's a tough exam, so the end product is a worthwhile qualification.
[+industrial process] produit m fini
n résultat m final
→ McManus said nothing had been done about the "scandal" of non-payment of fines: "The end result is the waste of dozens of hours of police time"
→ The new Ferrari is the end result of four years' work
→ The end result of his visit, it is hoped, could be a new understanding between the two nations
(=coffee table) table f basse
n (COMPUTING) utilisateur (-trice) m/f final (e)
n valeur f finale
→ It is anticipated that the building will be completed in May 2002, with an end value of around £11m
n (AMERICAN FOOTBALL) zone f de but
fag end *
(=remainder) reste m
[+conversation] dernières bribes fpl
[product] haut de gamme
→ ... high-end personal computers and computer workstations.
n (in story, plot)
détail m inexpliqué
→ There are some annoying loose ends in the plot.
to tie up loose ends mettre au point les derniers détails, régler les derniers détails
→ There are lots of loose ends to tie up in this case.
to be at a loose end (British)
to be at loose ends (US) ne pas trop savoir quoi faire
→ Adolescents are most likely to get into trouble when they're at a loose end.
[+car] emboutir (l'arrière de)
→ A few days earlier somebody had rear-ended him.
[+season, conversation] fin f
n (US) ailier m
adj haut de gamme inv
→ ... top-end camcorders.
the West End (in London)
le West End (centre touristique et commercial de Londres)