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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *torcēre, from Latin torquēre, present active infinitive of torqueō, from Proto-Indo-European *terkʷ- (to turn).

VerbEdit

torcer (first-person singular present indicative torço, past participle torcido)

  1. to twist (to turn the ends in opposite directions)
  2. to wring (to squeeze or twist tightly so that liquid is forced out)
  3. to twist (to injure a body part by bending it in the wrong direction)
  4. to hope for something to happen
  5. (sports) to support a team
  6. (by extension) to hope for someone’s or something’s success

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *torcēre, from Latin torquēre, present active infinitive of torqueō, from Proto-Indo-European *terkʷ- (to turn).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /toɾˈθeɾ/, [t̪oɾˈθeɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /torˈseɾ/, [t̪orˈseɾ]

VerbEdit

torcer (first-person singular present tuerzo, first-person singular preterite torcí, past participle torcido)

  1. to twist
  2. to bend
  3. to sprain

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: o becomes ue in stressed syllables; c becomes a z before a or o.

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