entrecouper

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From entre- +‎ couper (cut)

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entrecouper

  1. (transitive) To interrupt; to intersperse; to scatter with
    • 1861, Alexandre Privat d'Anglemont, Paris inconnu:
      Il avait répondu d'une voix entrecoupée par les sanglots.
      He had replied with a voice broken by sobs.
    • 1960, Simone de Beauvoir, La Force de l'âge, vol. 1, page 166:
      La conversation fut une suite d'escarmouches qu'il entrecoupait de grands éclats de rire.
      The conversation was a series of disputes which he interjected with great bursts of laughter.
  2. (pronominal) To intersect, to cross one another.

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