pace

pace
pace [peɪs]
1. noun
   a. ( = measure) pas m
• to take two paces forward faire deux pas en avant
• to put sb through his or her paces mettre qn à l'épreuve
   b. ( = speed) (walking) pas m ; (running) allure f ; [of action] rythme m
• to quicken one's pace [walker] presser le pas
• the pace of life remains slow there le rythme de vie y reste assez lent
• their snail-like pace leur extrême lenteur
• to set the pace (in race) mener le train ; (figurative) donner le ton
• earnings have not kept pace with inflation les salaires n'ont pas suivi le rythme de l'inflation
• to do sth at one's own pace faire qch à son rythme
• he can't stand the pace il n'arrive pas à tenir le rythme
2. intransitive verb
• to pace up and down faire les cent pas
3. transitive verb
• to pace o.s. ménager ses forces
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[peɪs] 1.
noun (short stride, unit of measurement) pas m; (rate of movement) (of person walking, of life) rythme m

at a fast/slow pace — vite/lentement

to quicken one's pace — presser le pas

to keep pace with developments — rester à la page

I can't stand the pace — lit, fig je n'arrive pas à suivre

to step up/slow the pace — accélérer/ralentir le rythme

to set the pace — fig donner le ton

2.
transitive verb arpenter [cage, room]
3.
intransitive verb

to pace up and down — (impatiently) faire les cent pas

to pace up and down something — arpenter quelque chose

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to put somebody through their paces — mettre quelqu'un à l'épreuve


English-French dictionary. 2013.

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