→ Her joints ache if she exercises.
→ an anti-inflammatory agent that prevents the joints from swelling
to be out of joint (fig)
(=discordant) être de travers
→ There was something out of joint in the situation. Something was strange.
→ Why should the passions of a man and a woman be so out of joint?
→ Why is the law so out of joint?
→ The electoral timetable seems to be out of joint with the need for change.
to put sb's nose out of joint * dépiter qn
→ I don't want to put Phil's nose out of joint.
(in pipe, gutter)
→ Check the pipes for leaks at the joints.
→ deterioration in the rubber seals to the joints
(in wooden article)
(=cannabis cigarette) joint m
→ two youngsters smoking a joint in the park
(=place) boîte f
→ a tiny jazz joint
→ the world's most famous pick-up joint
[effort, decision] commun (e)
→ The presentation was a joint effort.
→ Jackie and Ben came to a joint decision as to where they would live.
[owner] en copropriété
→ They are joint owners of the bar.
joint responsibility coresponsabilité f
[committee] mixte, paritaire
(=divide into pieces)
n articulation f de la hanche
→ Symptoms include severe pain in the hip joint
n compte m joint
→ Do you and your partner have a joint account?
n (British) ~licence f préparée dans deux matières (ayant le même coefficient)
n copropriété f
n société f par actions
entreprise f commune
(=company, operation) joint-venture f
→ The new business was a joint venture.
* lieu m de drague
They had come to the world's most famous pick-up joint. Ils étaient arrivés au lieu de drague le plus célèbre au monde.