enfoncer

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

enfoncer

  1. (transitive) to push in, to press in, to drive in
  2. (transitive) to break open, to break down
    • 1846, Louis Reybaud, Jérôme Paturot[1]:
      Ouvrez, ou j'enfonce la porte.
      Open up, or I'll break down the door.
  3. (transitive) to defeat, to thrash
  4. (intransitive) to sink down
  5. (reflexive, s'enfoncer) to bury oneself; to immerse oneself

Conjugation[edit]

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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