défiler

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Etymology[edit]

From dé- + filer.

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défiler

  1. (intransitive) To parade or march.
  2. (intransitive) To appear one after the other.
    Les malades défilaient dans mon bureau toute la journée. — I had patients in my office all day.
  3. (intransitive) To unfold; to happen.
    Ma vie a défilé devant mes yeux. — My life flashed before my eyes.
  4. (computing, intransitive) To scroll.
  5. (pronominal) To slip away or off.
  6. (pronominal) To wiggle out of something; to cop out.
  7. (transitive) To undo thread that has been spun.

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