battre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French, from Old French batre, from Late Latin battere, present active infinitive of battō, alternative form of Latin battuō (beat, pound; fight).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

battre

  1. to beat, to defeat.
  2. to beat up.
  3. (pronominal) To fight.
  4. (cooking) To whisk or whip (eggs).
  5. (agriculture) To thresh.
  6. (card games) To shuffle.

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated like vendre, perdre, etc. (sometimes called the regular -re verbs), except that instead of *batt and *batts, it has the forms bat and bats. This is strictly a spelling change; pronunciation-wise, the verb is conjugated exactly like vendre.

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French batre, from Late Latin battō, battere, alternative form of Latin battuō, battuere (beat, pound; fight).

Verb[edit]

battre (gerund batt'tie)

  1. to beat
  2. (reflexive, s'battre) to fight