pace

pace
Ⅰ.
pace1 [{{t}}peɪs]
1 noun
(a) (speed) allure f, vitesse f, train m;
she quickened her pace elle pressa le pas;
she slackened her pace elle ralentit le pas;
at a good or brisk or smart pace à vive allure;
at a slow pace à petite allure;
at walking pace au pas;
the slower pace of country life le rythme plus paisible de la vie à la campagne;
don't walk so fast, I can't keep pace with you ne marche pas si vite, je n'arrive pas à te suivre;
to keep pace with new developments se tenir au courant des derniers développements;
output is keeping pace with demand la production se maintient au niveau de ou répond à la demande;
our incomes haven't kept pace with inflation nos revenus n'ont pas augmenté au même rythme que l'inflation;
it's all happened so fast I can barely keep pace with it tout est arrivé si vite que j'ai du mal à suivre le rythme;
he couldn't stand or take the pace il n'arrivait pas à suivre le rythme;
do it at your own pace faites-le à votre propre rythme;
to force the pace forcer l'allure;
to make or to set the pace {{}}Sport{{}} donner l'allure, mener le train; {{}}figurative{{}} donner le ton
(b) (step) pas m;
take two paces to the left faites deux pas à gauche;
he was a few paces from me il était à quelques pas de moi;
{{}}British{{}} to put sb through his/her paces mettre qn à l'épreuve;
to put a horse through its paces faire passer un cheval à la montre;
to put a car/machine through its paces mettre une voiture/une machine à l'épreuve;
to go through or to show one's paces montrer ce dont ou de quoi on est capable
2 intransitive verb
marcher (à pas mesurés);
he paced up and down the corridor il arpentait le couloir
3 transitive verb
(a) (corridor, cage, room) arpenter
(b) (regulate) régler l'allure de; (runner) tirer;
she paced the first two laps well elle a trouvé le bon rythme pour les deux premiers tours de piste;
the action is well paced le suspense ne faiblit pas;
to pace oneself (when running, drinking) trouver son rythme; (when eating) garder de la place pour la suite
►► pace bowler (in cricket) lanceur m rapide or puissant;
pace car (in motor racing) pace-car m ou f
pace off, pace out separable transitive verb
mesurer en pas;
she paced out ten steps elle compta dix pas
Ⅱ.
pace2 [{{t}}'pɑ:tʃeɪ]
preposition
{{}}formal{{}} n'en déplaise à

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