déraper

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French dialectal déraper (to tear at), from Occitan derapar, derrabar (to tear, uproot), from de- + rapar (to seize, remove), from Gothic *𐍂𐌰𐍀𐍉𐌽 (rapōn, to snatch, steal), from Proto-Germanic *hrapōną, *hrēpōną (to scratch, touch, pluck out, snatch), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreb(h)-, *(s)kerb(h)- (to turn, bend, shrink), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). Cognate with Old English hreppan (to touch, treat), Old Norse hreppa (to touch, grasp, receive). More at raffle.

Verb[edit]

déraper

  1. to skid, to slide
  2. (of an anchor) to drag
  3. (figuratively) to get out of hand, to get out of control

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