crever

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French crever, inherited from Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁə.ve/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

crever

  1. to pop, burst
  2. (slang) to snuff it, pop one's clogs (to die)
    crever de faimto be starving
    crever de soifto be parched
    crever de froidto be freezing
    crever de chaudto be boiling
  3. (slang) to wear out, knacker
  4. to have a puncture

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is conjugated mostly like the regular -er verbs (parler and chanter and so on), but the -e- /ə/ of the second-to-last syllable becomes -è- /ɛ/ when the next vowel is a silent or schwa -e-. For example, in the third-person singular present indicative, we have il crève rather than *il creve. Other verbs conjugated this way include lever and mener. Related but distinct conjugations include those of appeler and préférer.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crepāre, present active infinitive of crepō.

Verb[edit]

crever

  1. to burst
  2. to die

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-v, *-vs, *-vt are modified to f, s, t. This verb has a stressed present stem criev distinct from the unstressed stem crev. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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