arrancar

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese arrancar, of uncertain origin. Probably from Latin eruncāre, present active infinitive of eruncō (I weed out).

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Verb[edit]

arrancar (first-person singular present indicative arranco, past participle arrancado)

  1. to pull, pluck, rip
  2. to yank, jerk
  3. to pull down, tear down

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Probably related to rancar, from Latin eruncāre, present active infinitive of eruncō (I weed out).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aranˈkaɾ/, [arãŋˈkaɾ]

Verb[edit]

arrancar (first-person singular present arranco, first-person singular preterite arranqué, past participle arrancado)

  1. (transitive) to pull out
    • 2016, José Luis Bonet, Cerebro, emociones y estrés, B DE BOOKS (→ISBN)
      Las personas experimentan una sensación creciente de ansiedad y estrés inmediatamente antes de un episodio de arrancarse el pelo, y también si pretende resistir a ese impulso.
      These people experience a growing feeling of anxiety and stress immediately before an episode of pulling out their hair, and also if they attempt to resist that impulse.
  2. to unsheathe (a sword, dagger, etc.)
  3. to rip, to tear
  4. to get going, get started
  5. to start (a machine)
  6. (reflexive) to run away

Conjugation[edit]

  • c becomes qu before e.

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