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  1. (reflexive, with après, contre or sur) hound, fiercely attack
  2. (reflexive, with après, contre or sur) slave away, persevere
  3. attach oneself excessively
    • 1837 Louis Viardot, L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manchefr.Wikisource, translation of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Chapter I:
      Enfin, notre hidalgo s’acharna tellement à sa lecture, que ses nuits se passaient en lisant du soir au matin, et ses jours, du matin au soir.
      Finally, our hidalgo attached himself so much to his reading that his nights were spent reading from evening to morning, and his days, from morning to evening.


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