déguerpir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French déguerpir, deswerpir ‎(to leave), from Old French deguerpir ‎(to abandon), from de- + guerpir ‎(to give up, abandon), from Old Frankish *werpijan ‎(to throw, cast off), from Proto-Germanic *werpaną ‎(to throw), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- ‎(to turn, twist). Compare Walloon diwerpi, Occitan degurpir, Middle French gurpir ‎(to give up, abandon). Cognate with Old High German werfan ‎(to throw), Old English weorpan ‎(to throw, cast, cast away). More at warp.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

déguerpir

  1. (intransitive) to flee, to run off; to scram, skedaddle, scarper.
  2. to bug

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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