écourter

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From é- +‎ court + -er, corresponding to Old French escurter. Possibly from Vulgar Latin *excurtāre, from Latin curtāre, present active infinitive of curtō. Compare Provençal escortar, dialectal Italian scortare, Romanian scurta, Friulian scurtâ, Ladin scurter.

Verb[edit]

écourter

  1. to shorten, curtail (make shorter e.g. by cutting)
  2. (reflexive) to shorten (become shorter)
  3. to dock, clip (cut the tail of e.g. a dog)
  4. to cut short, curtail (shorten the time of something)
  5. to cut short, cut

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