écarter

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Etymology[edit]

According to the Trésor de la Langue Française, borrowed from Vulgar Latin *exquartare, from classical Latin quartus.

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écarter

  1. to separate, move apart
  2. to spread, open (fingers, legs etc)
  3. to draw (curtains)
  4. to dismiss, rule out, turn down
  5. to remove a person from a job or position
    Après le scandale financier, le congrès a voté pour écarter le président du pouvoir.
    After the financial scandal, Congress voted to remove the president from power.
  6. to lose (Louisiana)
  7. (reflexive) to withdraw, diverge, deviate
  8. (reflexive) to stray (Louisiana)

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