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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. to rip up
  2. (figuratively) to tear up emotionally
  3. (intransitive, informal, slang) to kick arse, kick ass, kick butt, rock, or rule

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SynonymsEdit

(to rock): assurer, gérer

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