abîmer

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See also: abimer

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From abime, abîme, from Late Latin *abyssimus < Latin abyssus (abyss), from Ancient Greek ἄβυσσος (ábussos, bottomless pit)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.bi.me/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

abîmer

  1. to damage
    • 1968, Serge Gainsbourg (lyrics and music), “Bonnie and Clyde”, in Initials B.B., performed by Serge Gainsbourg ft. Brigitte Bardot:
      Il faut croire que c'est la société / Qui m'a définitivement abîmé
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (takes a reflexive pronoun, formal) to fall down or sink and disappear in a hole, depth, abyss
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun, formal) to become absorbed in something (thought, action)
  4. (rare or archaic) to throw down in a hole, depth etc.

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