défaire

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

dé- +‎ faire. Compare Catalan desfer, Italian disfare, Portuguese desfazer, Romanian desface, Spanish deshacer.

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VerbEdit

défaire

  1. (transitive) to take down, take apart, dismantle
  2. (transitive) to undo, unfasten, unwind
  3. (transitive) to break, break up, unmake
  4. (transitive, literary) to defeat, conquer
  5. (reflexive) to come undone, fall apart, disintegrate

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 19:27