découdre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dé- +‎ coudre

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

découdre

  1. (transitive) To unsew, unstitch (remove the stitches from something that is sewn)
  2. (intransitive) To do battle
    Il faut en découdre.
    We must do battle.

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is conjugated like coudre. That means it is conjugated like rendre, except that its stem is découd- in only part of the conjugation. Before endings that begin with vowels, the stem décous- (with a /-z-/ sound) is used instead; for example, nous décousons, not *nous découdons.

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