(=conspiracy) complot m
a plot against the president un complot contre le président
→ He was responding to reports of an assassination plot against him.
a plot to do sth un complot visant à faire qch
a plot to overthrow the government un complot visant à renverser le gouvernement
[+story, play] intrigue f
→ The film had a good plot but the acting was weak.
→ The plot was too complicated. I just couldn't follow.
to have lost the plot *
[person, organization, team] avoir perdu le fil
→ I miss an easy ball in practice. I lost the plot ...
→ the normally assured, combative and confident Mr Prescott lost the plot and stared in silence, open-mouthed at Sir Michael.
→ Labour appears to have lost the plot
(=piece of land) terrain m
→ They've bought a plot and are going to build a house on it.
→ The sign read "Plot for sale".
→ There's a plot at the bottom of the garden where we grow just fruit.
a vegetable plot un carré de légumes
→ vegetable plots
→ The military were plotting a coup.
→ Reports revealed that the government was plotting an invasion of neighbouring territories.
to plot to do sth comploter de faire qch
They were plotting to kill him. Ils complotaient de le tuer.
→ they are plotting to destroy him
(=plan carefully) planifier
→ She plotted her career for the next five years.
→ Yesterday's meeting was intended to plot a survival strategy for the party.
[course, position] déterminer
→ We were trying to plot the course of the submarine.
→ Officers were plotting the aircraft's exact position.
to plot points on a graph reporter des points sur un graphique
→ We make the calculation in the usual way, then plot about eight points on the graph.
vi comploter to plot against comploter contre → They are awaiting trial on charges of plotting against the state.
sub-plot , subplot
[+play, film, novel] intrigue f secondaire
→ ... a fascinating sub-plot to the main drama.
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