ébaucher

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French esbaucher ‎(to rough-hew, frame), alteration (due to Middle French bauche ‎(beam, wooden crosspiece)) of Old French esbosquier, esboskier ‎(to rough-hew beams), from es- ‎(out) + bosc ‎(wood, firewood), from Frankish *bosk ‎(wood), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz ‎(wood, thicket). Cognate with Old French esbochier ‎(to prune grapes), French bois ‎(wood), bau ‎(beam). More at bush, balk.

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Verb[edit]

ébaucher

  1. (transitive) to sketch, rough out (a plan, picture); to draft (a piece of writing)
  2. (transitive) to start up (a conversation, friendship etc.)
  3. (reflexive) to form, take shape
  4. (reflexive) to open up, start up

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