déchirer

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French deschirer, from Old French descirer, from de- + escirer, from Frankish *skeran (to shear, cut), from Proto-Germanic *skeraną (to shear, shave, cut). Cognate with Old English scieran (to cut). More at shear.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /de.ʃi.ʁe/
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VerbEdit

déchirer

  1. (transitive, literally, figuratively) to tear; to rip up
    déchirer une lettreto rip up a letter
    Ma robe s'est déchirée.My dress got torn.
    L'Église était déchirée par un schisme.The Church was torn by a schism.
    Un cri strident déchira la nuit.A shrill cry tore through the night.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to tear up emotionally
  3. (intransitive, slang) to kick arse, to kick ass, to kick butt, to rock, to rule
    Synonyms: assurer, gérer

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