dégager

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dé- +‎ gage +‎ -er.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /de.ɡa.ʒe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

dégager

  1. to free (someone or something)
  2. (military) to relieve (a town, army, etc.)
  3. to release (funds)
  4. to clear (a table, area, nose etc.)
  5. to give off, emit, radiate
  6. to draw, bring out (a conclusion, idea etc.)
  7. (sports) to clear (the ball)
  8. (intransitive, vulgar) to get out of here

ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written dégage- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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