arracher

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By prefix substitution from Old French esrachier, borrowed from Latin eradicare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

arracher

  1. to uproot, pull up, tear out
  2. to extract, take out (a tooth)
  3. to pull off, rip off
    Il arrache les pattes du moustique.
    He's ripping off the mosquito's legs.
  4. to buy, snap up
    On l'a arraché pour 10.000 dollars.
    They snapped it up for 10,000 dollars.
  5. (pronominal) to fight over (something)
  6. (pronominal) to tear oneself away (à from)

Conjugation[edit]

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

arracher

  1. to pull off (by physical force)
    circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
    Erec par le hiaume le sache,
    A force del chief li arrache

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb conjugates similarly to other verbs ending -er. However, in the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.