esquinter

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From Occitan esquintar, from Old Provençal esquintar, probably from Vulgar Latin *exquintare (divide into five), from Latin ex- + quintus.

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esquinter

  1. to damage, ruin, or wear out, especially through use or misuse.
    Ce livre est entièrement esquinté par manque de soin.
    This book is all beat up from carelessness.
    À sauter sur ce fauteuil, tu vas l'esquinter.
    You're going to ruin that armchair by jumping on it.

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