crever

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French crever, from Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

crever

  1. to pop, burst
  2. (slang) to snuff it, pop one's clogs (to die)
  3. (slang) to wear out, knacker
  4. to have a puncture

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il crève rather than *il creve. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō.

Verb[edit]

crever

  1. to burst
  2. to [die]]

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-v, *-vs, *-vt are modified to f, s, t. This verb has a stressed present stem criev distinct from the unstressed stem crev. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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