See also: trainer, Trainer, and traïner

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Inherited from Old French traïner, from Vulgar Latin *tragīnāre, from *tragere (see traire), from Latin trahere (to pull). Compare Italian trascinare, Catalan traginar, Spanish trajinar.

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  • IPA(key): /tʁɛ.ne/, /tʁ
  • (file)

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  1. (transitive) to pull, drag
    traîner les pieds
    drag one's feet
  2. (intransitive) to lag behind, dawdle
  3. (intransitive) to lie about, sit around
  4. (intransitive) to drag on, linger
    • 1975, “Et si tu n’existais pas”, in Le Costume blanc, performed by Joe Dassin:
      Et si tu n’existais pas / Dis-moi pourquoi j’existerais / Pour traîner dans un monde sans toi
      And if you didn’t exist / Tell me why I would exist / To linger on in a world without you
  5. (intransitive) to trail, drag (behind)
  6. (intransitive) to hang out
  7. (reflexive) to drag oneself, crawl along

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  • Dutch: traineren

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Etymology edit

From Old French traïner, from Vulgar Latin *tragīnāre, from *tragere, from Latin trahō, trahere (pull).

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  • (file)

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traîner (gerund traîn'nie)

  1. (Jersey) to drag