chassé

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See also: chasse and châsse

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French chassé.

Noun[edit]

chassé (plural chassés)

  1. (dance) A gliding movement in dance (especially ballet) with the same foot always leading.

Verb[edit]

chassé (third-person singular simple present chassés, present participle chasséing, simple past and past participle chasséd)

  1. (intransitive) To perform this step.
  2. (transitive, slang) To dismiss.
    • 1817, The Literary Gazette
      We believe that this sans-culotte Pillet or Pillard, Pendard or Fuyard, was so put to his shifts that the want of both might have chasséd him from decent society.
    • 1868, Percy Fitzgerald, The Life of David Garrick (page 32)
      Garrick soon found out this double dealing, and chasséd him promptly.

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Noun[edit]

chassé m (plural chassés)

  1. (dance) A chassé

Verb[edit]

chassé m (feminine singular chassée, masculine plural chassés, feminine plural chassées)

  1. past participle of chasser

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