échapper

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French eschapper , Old French eschaper, escaper, from Vulgar Latin *excappāre or *excapāre, present active infinitives of *excappo, *excapo, from Latin ex-(out) + Late Latin cappa(cape, coat).

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échapper

  1. (intransitive, followed by à or de) To escape (from), to evade
    échapper à la mort, to escape death
    échapper des mains de quelqu'un, to slip out of someone's hands
  2. (Quebec, transitive) To drop an object unintentionally
    Tu as échappé ta tuque
    You dropped your hat
  3. (reflexive, s'échapper followed by de) To escape, to break out (e.g., from prison)
  4. (reflexive, s'échapper) To go away, to run away

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