case

case
case [kαz]
1. feminine noun
   a. (sur papier, échiquier) square ; [de formulaire] box
• il lui manque une case (inf) he's got a screw loose (inf)
   b. ( = hutte) hut
2. compounds
► case départ start
• nous voilà revenus à la case départ we're back to square one ► case postale (Canadian,Swiss) PO box
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kɑz
nom féminin
1) (maison) hut, cabin
2) (de damier, monopoly®) square

sauter une case — to jump a square

reculer d'une case — lit to move ou go back a square; fig to move backward(s)

3) (sur un formulaire) box
Phrasal Verbs:
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il lui manque une case — (colloq) he's/she's got a screw loose (colloq)

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kɒz nf
1) (= hutte) hut
2) (= compartiment) compartment, (pour le courrier) pigeonhole
3) [mots croisés, échiquier] square

la case départ — square one

retour à la case départ — back to square one

4) (sur un formulaire) box

"cochez la case correspondante" — "tick the appropriate box"

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case nf
1 (maison) hut, cabin;
2 (de damier, monopoly®) square; sauter une case to jump a square; reculer d'une case lit to move ou go back a square; fig to move backward(s);
3 (sur un formulaire, un test) box; une lettre par case one letter per box; cochez la case correspondante tick the appropriate box;
4 (de boîte, tiroir) compartment.
Composés
case départ lit start; fig square one; retour à la case départ back to square one; repasser par la case départ to pass go; case horaire TV time slot; case postale Can, Helv PO Box.
Idiomes
il lui manque une case, il a une case en moins he's got a screw loose.
[kaz] nom féminin
1. [d'un damier] square
[d'une grille de mots croisés] square
[d'un formulaire] box
case départ : retournez ou retour à la case départ return to go
retour à la case départ! (figuré) back to square one!
2. [d'un meuble, d'une boîte] compartment
il a une case (de) vide (familier) ou en moins (familier) he's not all there, he's got a screw loose
3. INFORMATIQUE box
4. RADIO & TÉLÉVISION slot
5. [hutte] hut
‘la Case de l'oncle Tom’ Beecher-Stowe ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin’

Dictionnaire Français-Anglais. 2013.

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