tendre la main translation | French-English dictionary

tendre la main exp.
to hold out one's hand

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Collaborative Dictionary     French-English
to hold out one's hand to sb
to throw sb a line
hand in hand
in one's hand
by hand
to hand
raise the hand
'tendre la main' also found in translations in English-French dictionary
tendre la main
tendre la main aux pauvres
tendre la main à qn
tendre la main pour prendre qch
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   [viande, légumes]   tender
   [bois, roche, couleur]   soft
   [personne]   tender, loving
Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  
tendre          [2]  
     [+élastique, corde]   to stretch, to draw tight  
to set  
to tense  
Ils ont tendu une corde entre deux arbres.      They stretched out a rope between two trees.  
     (pour atteindre)    tendre la main      to hold out one's hand  
tendre le bras      to stretch out one's arm, to reach out  
tendre l'oreille      to prick up one's ears  
     (pour donner)    tendre qch à qn      to hold sth out to sb  
Il lui a tendu les clés.      He held out the keys to her.  
Elle me tendit la boîte de chocolates.      She held out the box of chocolates to me.  
tendre la perche à qn        (fig)   to throw sb a line  
to set up  
to sling  
tendre un piège à quelqu'un      to set a trap for someone  
     (revêtement mural)    tendre un mur de tapisserie      to hang a tapestry on a wall  
tendu de soie      hung with silk, with silk hangings  
      vi   (=avoir tendance)  
tendre à qch      to tend towards sth  
tendre à faire      to tend to do  

Translation French - English Collins Dictionary  

"tendre la main": examples and translations in context
Ne pas tendre la main sous la pièce ni autour. Do not reach under or around the stock being cut.
Il ne suffit pas de tendre la main pour aider ceux qui sont dans le besoin. It is not enough to reach out and help those in need.
Elles aiment tendre la main et se manger entre elles. Living creatures like to reach out and eat each other.
Tout ce que j'ai à faire est de tendre la main. All I have to do is reach out and take them.
C'est un homme très bon, qui essaie de te tendre la main. There's a very good man in there, trying to reach out to you.
Nous devons donc leur tendre la main. We should therefore hold out our hand to them.
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