fouiller

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From Vulgar Latin *fodiculare, from Latin fodicāre, from fodere. Compare fouir.

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fouiller

  1. (transitive) to search (place, thing)
    • 1873: Il fouillait ses souvenirs, ne se rappelait pas une heure de plénitude. (Zola, Le Ventre de Paris)
      He searched his memories, remembered not a single hour of plenty.
  2. (transitive) to search, frisk (person)
  3. (transitive) to go into, investigate (question, issue)
  4. (intransitive) to rummage, delve (dans in)
  5. (reflexive) to go through one's pockets
  6. (transitive) to dig

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