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Nous les poussons à bout.

Translation

We are pushing them to the limit.



Analysis


nous
     1. pron. The plural personal pronoun in the first person:
     2. pron.    (subject pronoun) we.
     3. pron.    (object pronoun) us, to us.
     4. n-m. The nous, (divine) reason in philosophy.
les
     1. art. plural of le: the
     2. art. plural of la: the
     3. pron. plural of le: them
     4. pron. plural of la: them
poussons
     1. v. first-person plural present indicative of pousser
     2. v. first-person plural imperative of pousser
     pousser
          1. v. to push
          2. v. (transitive, followed by the preposition à) to urge on, encourage
          3. v. (intransitive, of a living thing) to grow
          4. v. (intransitive, figuratively) to spring up, to sprout
          5. v. to utter (a cry)
          6. v. (reflexive) to move aside
à
     1. Letter. A with grave accent, a letter used in French mostly to distinguish some homographs and in transliteration.
     2. prep. to (destination)
     3. prep. to (until)
     4. prep. on the, to (some directions)
     5. prep. at (said of a particular time)
     6. prep. at, in, on (said of a particular place)
     7. prep. of (belonging to)
     8. prep. till, until (used in farewells)
     9. prep. (cuisine) cooked in or with
     10. prep. Used to make compound nouns to state what something is used for
     11. prep. (before an infinitive) to (used to express something not completed)
     12. prep. Used to describe a part of something, often translated into English as a compound adjective
     13. prep. by
     14. prep. or, to (used to express an approximate number)
     15. prep. Used to indicate the recipient of certain phrasal verb.
     16. prep. , passage=Bien que la faim et le dénûment nous tourmentassent quelquefois, et même à peu près toujours, rien ne nous causait autant de tourment que d’être témoins des cruautés inouïes que mon maître e
     17. prep. , translation=Even though hunger and destitution tormented us sometimes, and even almost always, nothing caused us as much torment as being witnesses to the unheard-of cruelties that my master exercis
     18. prep. , chapter=XL
bout
     1. n. end, extremity, tip (of a physical object)
     2. n. bit, piece, scrap
     3. n. (nautical) rope
     4. v. third-person singular present indicative of bouillir
     bouillir
          1. v. (intransitive) to boil (becoming boiling; reach boiling point)
          2. v. to boil (cause to boil)
          3. v. (figuratively) to seethe
à bout
     1. adv. to the limit, without any room for manoeuvre


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