From Old French courre, corre (modified under the influence of -ir verbs), from Latin currere, present active infinitive of currō (I run), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers- (to run).


  • IPA(key): /ku.ʁiʁ/
  • (file)



  1. to run
  2. to hurry; to rush
    • 2016, Gaël Faye, Petit Pays:
      Ce soir-là, en sortant du travail, je cours me réfugier dans le premier bar, en face de la gare.
      That evening, leaving work, I rush to take refuge in the nearest bar, opposite the station.
  3. (Louisiana) to go
    Courez chercher mon livre!Go get my book!


This verb is conjugated like other regular -ir verbs, except that in the conditional and future tenses an extra ‘r’ is added to the end of the stem and the past participle ends in -u. All verb ending in -courir are conjugated this way.

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