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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.’

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vi.ʁe/
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VerbEdit

virer

  1. (intransitive) to bear, to veer (to change direction slightly)
    Virer à gauche. - Bear left
  2. (intransitive) to turn into, to 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, to fire, to shitcan

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