piquer

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From Middle French, from Old French piquer ‎(to pierce with the tip of a sword), from Vulgar Latin pīccare ‎(to sting, strike), from Frankish *pikkōn, from Proto-Germanic *pikōną, *pukaną ‎(to pick, peck, prick, knock), from Proto-Indo-European *beu-, *bu- ‎(to make a dull sound). Cognate with Old English pȳcan, pician ‎(to pick, pluck), Old Norse pikka ‎(to prick, peck), Middle Dutch and Middle Low German picken ‎(to pick, peck, pierce), Middle High German puchen ‎(to knock, defy, plunder). More at pick.

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piquer

  1. to prick (pierce with a prick)
  2. to sting (feel a stinging pain)
  3. (colloquial) to nick, pinch, steal
  4. (reflexive) to pride oneself on; to like to think that one can do (+ de)
  5. (textiles, couture) to stitch together

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