recroqueviller

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of recoquiller, probably after croc.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.kʁɔk.vi.je/
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VerbEdit

recroqueviller

  1. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to curl up, to shrivel (up)
    Synonym: racrapoter
    • 2005, Charles Aznavour (lyrics and music), “Désintoxication”, in Insolitement vôtre:
      J’ai connu cette peur qui glace, recroquevillé sur mon lit / Lorsque des rats et des rapaces venaient m’attaquer chaque nuit
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