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EtymologyEdit

From Old French estreindre, from Latin stringere, present active infinitive of stringō (tighten), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *strenk-.

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VerbEdit

étreindre

  1. to hug (embrace)
  2. to clutch, grip

ConjugationEdit

This verb is conjugated like peindre. It uses the same endings as rendre or vendre, but its -nd- becomes -gn- before a vowel, and its past participle ends in ‘t’ instead of a vowel.

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