fouiller

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fodiculare, from Latin fodicāre, from fodere. Compare fouir.

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VerbEdit

fouiller

  1. (transitive) to search (place, thing)
    • 1873: Il fouillait ses souvenirs, ne se rappelait pas une heure de plénitude. (Zola, Le Ventre de Paris)
      He searched his memories, remembered not a single hour of plenty.
  2. (transitive) to search, frisk (person)
  3. (transitive) to go into, investigate (question, issue)
  4. (intransitive) to rummage, delve (dans in)
  5. (reflexive) to go through one's pockets
  6. (transitive) to dig

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Last modified on 1 April 2014, at 12:29