le but translation | French-English dictionary

but n.
goal
[Sport]; [Football]

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
prep.
with the aim of
[Bus.]
exp.
the equalizer
exp.
the intention
v.
bombard (at the goal) (to)
[Sport]; [Football]
exp.
in order to do
exp.
with the intention of doing
exp.
with the sole aim of ...
exp.
That wasn't the intention.
exp.
What's the reason for your visit?
prep.
with the aim of
v.
charge the goalkeeper (to)
[Sport]; [Football]
adv.
close to the goal ; near the goal
vi.
aim
nm.
goalkeeper
v.
kick a goal
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'le but' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
adv.
dans le but
v.
manquer le but
[Slang]
pr. part
manquant le but
[Slang]
exp.
marquer le but gagnant
exp.
inscrire le but gagnant
exp.
être le but du jeu
exp.
dans le but précis de
exp.
le but ultime est de
exp.
le but de la victoire
exp.
quel est le but de votre visite ?
Collins

but

  
      nm  
   (=objectif)   goal, aim  
toucher au but      to achieve one's goal  
Ils n'ont pas de but dans la vie.      They have no aim in life.  
Quel est le but de votre visite?      What's the reason for your visit?  
avoir pour but de faire      to aim to do  
dans le but de faire      in order to do, to do, with the intention of doing  
Je suis venue dans le but de vous aider.      I came to help you.  
le but recherché      the intention  
Ce n'est pas le but recherché.      That wasn't the intention.  
     (FOOTBALL, HANDBALL, HOCKEY)   goal  
marquer un but      to score a goal  
   (=cible)   target
     (autre locution)    de but en blanc      point-blank  
      vb  
    boire  


gardien de but   , gardienne de but  
      nm/f   goalkeeper  
ligne de but  
      nf   goal line  
poteaux de but  
      nmpl   goal-posts
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
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