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filer  

      vt  
     [+laine, verre]   to spin  
filer un mauvais coton        (fig)   to be in a bad way  
   (=prendre en filature)   to shadow, to tail
   *  
(=donner)  

filer qch à qn      to give sb sth  
File-moi une clope.      Give us *   a fag.  
     (MARINE)   (=dérouler)  
  [+câble, amarre]  
to pay out, to let out
      vi  
   (=aller vite)   to speed  
Les voitures filent sur l'autoroute.      Cars are speeding along the motorway.  
   (=partir)   to make off  
file dans ta chambre!      off to your room with you!  
filer à l'anglaise      to take French leave  
   [bas, maille, liquide, pâte]   to run
   filer doux      to behave o.s., to toe the line  
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
filer v.
1. go ; clear out ; take off 2. give 3. spin (vt.)
1. = partir [Familier] 2. = donner [familier] 3 = relatif au fil

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
v.
behave nicely ; behave ; toe the line
[Fig.] = bien se tenir
v.
let go
vt.
1) let go (vt), 2) let go (pass.)
exp.
spend the night outdoors; be homeless
v.
scare
v.
scare
v.
scare
v.
scare
v.
sneak out ; sneak off
[Fam.] = partir sans le signaler
v.
scare
v.
scare
v.
take French leave
vi.
be off like a shot
v.
get into bad ways
v.
be love's young dream (vi.) ; be completely in love (+prép. avec) (vi.)
v.
get into bad ways
n.
spinning wheel
n.
spinning machines
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'filer' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
v.
filer
v.
filer
v.
filer
exp.
filer
v.
filer
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filer
v.
filer
exp.
filer à
v.
filer ; se hâter
n.
fil à filer

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