gêner

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From Middle French genner, from Old French gehisner, derivative of gehine (torture resulting from confession, embarrassment), of Frankish origin. Synchronically analysable as gêne +‎ -er.

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gêner

  1. to hinder, hamper, bother
  2. to bother, annoy, irritate
  3. to embarrass
    Arrête de me regarder comme ça, ça me gêne.
  4. (reflexive) to be bothered about something
    Ne te gêne pas, surtout ! – Don't mind me!
    Je vais me gêner, tiens ! – See if I care!

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