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revolve

  

      vi   tourner  
→ Overhead, the fan revolved slowly ...        


revolve around   , revolve round  
      vt fus  
   (=turn around)  
[planet, wheel]  
tourner autour de  
→ The earth revolves around the sun ...        
   (=be centred on)   tourner autour de  
Her life revolves around tennis.      Sa vie tourne autour du tennis.  
→ Since childhood, her life has revolved around tennis        
   (=be about)  
[discussion, conversation]  
tourner autour de  
→ The discussion revolved round three topics ...        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
revolve v.
faire tourner (vt.) ; tourner (vi.)
[Bus.]

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
vi.
tourner autour de
Syn. revolve around. The earth revolves round the sun. Since childhood, her life has revolved round tennis. The discussion revolved round three topics.
vi.
tourner autour de
Syn. revolve round. The earth revolves around the sun. Since childhood, her life has revolved around tennis. The discussion revolved around three topics.
exp.
Sa vie tourne autour du tennis.
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'revolve' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
revolve
[Tech.]
v.
revolve
exp.
to revolve twice
exp.
to revolve around
vi.
(+sujet) revolve around ; turn on ; be about
Ex.: Les questions tournaient autour du même sujet = the questions revolved around the the same issue.
vi.
1. (à pied, en voiture) go around 2. (planète) revolve around 3. (= rôder) hang around [Péj.]
v.
be egocentric ; be pretentious ; be selfish ; be self-centered ; think the world revolves around oneself ; think one is the center of the universe
[Pej] être égocentrique et prétentieux / ne s'intéresser qu'à soi
v.
be egocentric ; be pretentious ; be selfish ; be self-centered ; think the world revolves around oneself ; think one is the center of the universe
[Pej] être égocentrique et prétentieux / ne s'intéresser qu'à soi
v.
think that someone is the bees' knees ; think that the sun shines out of someone's ass (vul) ; think of oneself as God's gift to the world ; think the world revolves around oneself
se prendre pour quelqu'un de remarquable, d'exceptionnel ; être imbu de soi-même
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"revolve": examples and translations in context
Galaxies can not revolve if the Cosmos is ruled by the Big Bang theory. Les galaxies ne peuvent pas tourner si l'univers est régit par la théorie du Big Bang.
A fisheries policy which targets viable development must not revolve solely around fish; it must also focus on man. Une politique de la pêche qui vise un développement viable ne doit pas tourner uniquement autour du poisson; elle doit se concentrer aussi sur l'homme.
This is the fundamental issue around which all other issues revolve. C'est la question fondamentale autour de laquelle gravitent toutes les autres questions.
Nuclear disarmament is today a core issue around which all other security issues revolve. Le désarmement nucléaire est aujourd'hui une question essentielle autour de laquelle gravitent toutes les autres questions de sécurité.
The short and stiff internodes revolve irregularly, describing small oval figures. Les entre-noeuds courts et rigides s'enroulent irrégulièrement en décrivant de petites ellipses.
Here again the internodes do not revolve. Les entre-nœuds ne s'enroulent pas.
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