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French translation: cogner/frapper/se heurter/enfoncer/renverser

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07:19 Nov 29, 2001
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: to knock apart
The contact opening is assisted by a hammer armature that is accelerated by the field of a coil conducting the fault current and knocks the contacts apart.
Cristina Negreiros
French translation:cogner/frapper/se heurter/enfoncer/renverser
Explanation:
it depends on the way the contact is knocked apart. Therefore this choice corresponds to the following options:

hit(and knock apart)/strike(and knock apart)/ram into/push down/knock over(and apart)

or you may use: Séparer (parting the elements but does not convey the sens of hitting the contact by the hammer)

Since it is a hammer I would select the term "frapper" or "enfoncer" as these are the verbs normally associated with the action of a hammer.

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Carole Muller
Denmark
Local time: 02:16
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cogner/frapper/se heurter/enfoncer/renverser


Explanation:
it depends on the way the contact is knocked apart. Therefore this choice corresponds to the following options:

hit(and knock apart)/strike(and knock apart)/ram into/push down/knock over(and apart)

or you may use: Séparer (parting the elements but does not convey the sens of hitting the contact by the hammer)

Since it is a hammer I would select the term "frapper" or "enfoncer" as these are the verbs normally associated with the action of a hammer.




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Carole Muller
Denmark
Local time: 02:16
PRO pts in pair: 84
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Thanks a lot.
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