[+building] mur m
→ A lorry had crashed through the wall into the kitchen.
→ We're having vents put into the walls so that we get better circulation of air under the floors.
There was a picture on the wall. Il y avait une photo sur le mur.
the bedroom walls les murs de la chambre
→ The bedroom walls were painted pink.
→ There was enough material to build a wall nine feet high.
→ dry stone walls
→ a house within the city walls.
He climbed over the garden wall. Il escalada le mur du jardin.
[+tunnel, cave] paroi f
→ Water was dripping from the walls of the tunnel.
[+stomach, chest, organ] paroi f
to go to the wall *
[business] être en pleine faillite
→ Agriculture and fishing are going to the wall.
→ Even quite big companies are going to the wall these days.
to bang one's head against a wall * se taper la tête contre les murs
to have one's back to the wall * être le dos au mur
to be climbing the walls * être dans tous ses états
to drive sb up the wall * mettre qn en boule *
the Berlin Wall le mur de Berlin
n (mainly British) mur m creux
cavity wall insulation
n isolation f des murs creux
→ ... cavity wall insulation.
n mur m d'escalade
→ The activity centre has an 8-ft indoor climbing wall.
n mur m de pierres sèches
n documentaire m pris sur le vif
→ ... a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the Queen's life.
Great Wall of China
the Great Wall of China la Grande Muraille de Chine
hole in the wall , hole-in-the-wall
(=cash dispenser) distributeur m de billets
[humour] décalé (e)
→ ... surreal off-the-wall humor.
→ his estate was home to the republic's most off-the-wall rock festival
[idea, approach] saugrenu (e)
→ It can be done without following some absurd, off-the-wall investment strategy.
n mur m d'enceinte
n mur m de soutènement
n digue f
→ Cherbourg had a splendid harbour enclosed by a long sea wall.
n mur m d'images vidéo
→ During the alterations, builders discovered the skeleton of a man who must have been walled in as a punishment.
npl espalier m
n planche f murale
n placard m mural
n tenture f (murale), tapisserie f
adj mural (e)
(=place) Wall Street f
on Wall Street à Wall Street
→ He works on Wall Street.
→ On Wall Street, stocks closed at their second highest level today.
(=Stock Exchange) la Bourse de New York
→ Wall Street seems to be ignoring other indications that consumers are spending less.
wall-to-wall carpet moquette f
[coverage, news] en continu
→ ... TV's wall-to-wall soccer coverage.