bouleverser translation | French-English dictionary

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   (=émouvoir)   to overwhelm  
Cette histoire déchirante m'a bouleversée.      This heartbreaking story overwhelmed me.  
   (=causer du chagrin à)   to shatter  
La mort de son ami l'a bouleversé.      He was shattered by the death of his friend., He was stricken by the death of his friend.  
     [+pays, vie]   to turn upside down  
Cette rencontre a bouleversé sa vie.      This encounter turned his life upside down.  
bouleverser la hiérarchie      to overturn the hierarchy  
     [+papiers, objets]   to turn upside down
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
bouleverser v.

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
to overturn the hierarchy
change the situation completely ; make a radical change ; change the background
to overthrow the established order
This encounter turned his life upside down.
He was shattered by the death of his friend.
He was stricken by the death of his friend.
'bouleverser' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
bouleverser qch
bouleverser la vie de qn
bouleverser l'univers de qn
bouleverser la vie de qn
déconcerter / décontenancer / troubler / chambouler / bouleverser qn
1. bouleverser ; faire de la peine à ; tourmenter ; affliger 2. vieillir (donner un aspect ancien ou usagé)
1. stupéfier ; bouleverser 2. horrifier ; abasourdir ; sidérer ; atterrer
Ex.: I was staggered to hear that= j'étais stupéfait/horrifié d'apprendre que
1. renverser 2. bouleverser ; déranger 3. vexer ; contrarier ; inquiéter 4. rendre malade
His death upset him.=Sa mort le bouleversa.
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"bouleverser": examples and translations in context
Nous avons refusé, effectivement, de bouleverser l'accord institutionnel. We refused to allow the Interinstitutional Agreement to be upset.
Les sommes en question ne sont pas de nature à bouleverser l'équilibre budgétaire. The sums at issue are not such as to upset the balance of the budget.
Le texte explique aussi clairement qu'une guerre peut bouleverser le plan le mieux établi. It is also clear from the text that war can upset the best-laid plans.
Cependant, nous devons d'abord traiter un autre thème et je ne peux bouleverser l'ordre du jour. In any case as there is another item first we cannot upset the agenda.
Tu crois pouvoir bouleverser l'ordre de l'univers... sans en payer le prix? Do you think you can upset the order of the universe and not pay the price?
Il doit y avoir autre chose qui va bouleverser le pouvoir. There's got to be something else that will disrupt the power.
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