[+page de livre] to pull out, to tear out
[+page de bloc] to tear off
[+affiche] to pull down
[+masque] to pull off
Arrachez la page. Tear the page out.
arracher qch à qn to snatch sth from sb
(fig) to wring sth out of sb, to wrest sth from sb
[+légume] to lift
[+herbe, souche] to pull up
Elle a arraché les mauvaises herbes. She pulled up the weeds., She did the weeding.
[+partie du corps]
[explosion] to blow off
[accident] to tear off
Le dentiste m'a arraché une dent. The dentist pulled one of my teeth out.
se faire arracher une dent to have a tooth out, to have a tooth pulled (USA)
(fig) arracher la victoire to snatch victory arracher qn à qch [+solitude, rêverie] to drag sb out of sth [+famille] to tear sb away from sth, to wrench sb away from sth
s'arracher de [+lieu] to tear o.s. away from
s'arracher les cheveux to pull one's hair out
(fig) to tear one's hair out
(=acheter) to snap up
On s'arrache son dernier disque. His new record is being snapped up.
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