fouiller

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Vulgar Latin *fodiclāre < *fodiculāre, from Latin fodicāre, from fodere. Compare fouir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fu.je/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

fouiller

  1. (transitive) to search (place, thing)
    • 1873: Il fouillait ses souvenirs, ne se rappelait pas une heure de plénitude. (Zola, Le Ventre de Paris)
      He searched his memories, remembered not a single hour of plenty.
  2. (transitive) to search, frisk (person)
  3. (transitive) to go into, investigate (question, issue)
  4. (intransitive) to rummage, delve (dans in)
    J'ai fouillé dans mon sac, mais je n'ai pas pu trouver mon portefeuille.
    I rummaged through my bag, but I couldn't find my wallet.
  5. (reflexive) to go through one's pockets
  6. (transitive) to dig

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