échapper

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French eschapper , Old French eschaper, escaper, from Vulgar Latin *excappāre or *excapāre, present active infinitives of *excappo, *excapo, from Latin ex- (out) + Late Latin cappa (cape, coat).

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échapper

  1. (intransitive, followed by à) To escape (from), to evade
  2. (Quebec, transitive) To drop an object unintentionally
    Tu as échappé ta tuque
    You dropped your hat
  3. (reflexive, s'échapper) To escape, to break out (e.g., from prison)
  4. (reflexive, s'échapper) To go away, to run away

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