gauchir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French gauchir, from Old French gauchir, gauchier, from Frankish *wenkijan and *walkijan, *walkan, equivalent to gauche +‎ -ir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gauchir

  1. (intransitive) to dodge
  2. (intransitive) to speak or act deceptively
  3. (transitive, intransitive) to warp, buckle, distort, bend
  4. (transitive) to flavour with left-oriented political views

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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