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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *virō, probably from Latin vibrō (in which case it is a doublet of vibrer) or possibly from an alteration of gȳrō. Compare Italian virare, Spanish virar. Or, possibly from Gaulish *viru (to deviate, veer off), itself derived from viros (round, crooked).

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virer

  1. (intransitive) to bear, veer (change direction slightly)
    Virer à gauche.Bear left.
  2. (intransitive) to turn into, become
    La situation va virer au drame.The situation is going to turn into a drama.
  3. (transitive, banking) to transfer (money, from one account to another)
  4. (transitive, colloquial) to get rid of, fire, shitcan
    Tu pourrais te faire virer pour ça.You could get yourself fired for that.

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