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EtymologyEdit

By prefix substitution from Old French esrachier (see also the form arachier), from Latin ērādīcāre, present active infinitive of ērādīcō. Doublet of éradiquer, which was borrowed.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.ʁa.ʃe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

arracher

  1. to uproot, pull up, tear out
  2. to extract, take out (a tooth)
  3. to pull off, rip off, peel
    Il arrache les pattes du moustique.
    He's ripping off the mosquito's legs.
  4. to buy, snap up
    On l'a arraché pour 10.000 dollars.
    They snapped it up for 10,000 dollars.
  5. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to fight over (something)
  6. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to tear oneself away (à from)

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Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

arracher

  1. Alternative form of arachier

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. In the present tense an extra supporting e is needed in the first-person singular indicative and throughout the singular subjunctive, and the third-person singular subjunctive ending -t is lost. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.