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mettre en appui

16:43 Jan 9, 2020
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Aerospace / Aviation / Space
French term or phrase: mettre en appui
This is a list of isolated verbs for a firm with activities in the aerospace sector, which includes some quite obscure verbs such as 'défrancher', 'trusquiner' and 'ringarder'. It is presumably for language training purposes.

Could a native French speaker explain whether 'mettre x en appui' means that x is being supported' or x is bearing a load?

Thomas Miles
Local time: 23:13

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3 +1Lean against/abut
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Eoin Finnegan
4weight bearing

Discussion entries: 2



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weight bearing

is the usual meaning

Note added at 28 minutes (2020-01-09 17:12:19 GMT)

You need to give me more context or a source sentence.

Local time: 23:13
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 183
Notes to answerer
Asker: Would the subject be bearing the weight?

Asker: Unfortunately Drmanu49, these are isolated verbs with no context - the worst type of translation.

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16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Lean against/abut

Based on translation provided by reverso, it means to abut or to lean against

Example sentence(s):
  • aligner axialement et mettre en appui le premier composant et un tube de remplissage = axially aligning and abutting the first component and a filling tube

Eoin Finnegan
Local time: 22:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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