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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French esbaucher(to rough-hew, frame), alteration (due to Middle French bauche(beam, wooden crosspiece)) of Old French esbosquier, esboskier(to rough-hew beams), from es-(out) + bosc(wood, firewood), from Frankish *bosk(wood), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz(wood, thicket). Cognate with Old French esbochier(to prune grapes), French bois(wood), bau(beam). More at bush, balk.

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ébaucher

  1. (transitive) to sketch, rough out (a plan, picture); to draft (a piece of writing)
  2. (transitive) to start up (a conversation, friendship etc.)
  3. (reflexive) to form, take shape
  4. (reflexive) to open up, start up

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