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Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French piegier, from Old French piegier. By surface analysis, piège +‎ -er.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /pje.ʒe/
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Verb edit


  1. to trap (catch in a trap), to trick, to set up
    Deux hommes armés m’attendaient devant ma maison : ils ont voulu me piéger.
    Two armed men had been waiting for me outside my house: they wanted to trap me.

Conjugation edit

This verb is conjugated like protéger. It has both the spelling irregularities of other verbs in -ger (such as manger, where a silent 'e' is inserted before 'a' and 'o' endings (to indicate the /ʒ/ sound), and the spelling and pronunciation irregularities of other verbs in -é-er (such as céder), where the last stem vowel alternates between /e/ (written 'é') and /ɛ/ (written 'è').

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