battre

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See also: bättre

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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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French batre.

Verb[edit]

battre

  1. (reflexive, se battre) to fight; to engage in combat

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

battre (gerund batt'tie)

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

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