choquer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French chocquer (to clash in battle, shock, offend, hurt), from Old French choquer (to strike against) and Picard chuquier, çuker (to collide in battle, knock), both of Germanic origin, possibly from Frankish *skukkōn, *skukkijan (to jolt), from Proto-Germanic *skukkōną, *skukkijaną (to jolt), an iterative form of *skakaną (to shake, stir).

Cognate with Old High German scoc (jolt, shock, swing), Middle High German schucken, schocken (to hit, bump, deliver a blow to), Middle Dutch schokken (to push, jolt), and English shock.

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choquer

  1. to hit, to collide
  2. to shock (surprise, startle)

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