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French to English
1.abîme[abim]noun m
(littéraire)[gouffre]abyss, chasm, gulf
plongé dans des abîmes de perplexité : utterly nonplussed
[distance mentale]abyss, gulf, chasm
il y a un abîme entre nous sur le problème de l'euthanasie : there's a gulf between us on the issue of euthanasia
2.abîmer[abime]verb trans
[gâter (aliment, vêtement)]to spoil
[gâter (meuble)]to damage
[gâter (yeux)]to ruin
tu vas abîmer ta poupée! : you'll break your dolly!
[meurtrir]to injure
ils l'ont bien abîmé : they've made a right mess of him
abîmer le portrait à qqn : to smash somebody's face in
3.s'abîmerverb pron trans
[aliment]to spoil, to go off,bad
[meuble]to get damaged
(littéraire)[navire]to sink, to founder
4.s'abîmer dansverb pron
(littéraire)[se plonger dans]Other expressions
s'abîmer dans ses pensées : to be lost,deep in thought
s'abîmer dans le désespoir : to be plunged in despair
abîmé dans ses pensées : deep in thought
abîmé dans le désespoir : in the depths of despair
© Larousse, 2007
SYSTRAN Dictionary
to damage
to cut up
to impair
to injure
to knock about
to spoil
© SYSTRAN, 2010