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battre

battre

See also: bättre

French

Verb

battre

  1. to beat; to defeat
  2. to beat up
  3. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to fight
  4. (cooking) to whisk or whip (eggs)
  5. (agriculture) to thresh
  6. (card games) to shuffle

Conjugation

This verb is conjugated like vendre, perdre, etc. (sometimes called the regular -re verbs), except that instead of *batt and *batts, it has the forms bat and bats. This is strictly a spelling change; pronunciation-wise, the verb is conjugated exactly like vendre.

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Middle French

Etymology

From Old French batre.

Verb

battre

  1. (reflexive, se battre) to fight; to engage in combat

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Descendants


Norman

Etymology

From Old French batre, from Late Latin battō, alternative form of Latin battuō (I beat, pound; I fight).

Verb

battre (gerund batt'tie)

  1. (Jersey) to beat
  2. (Jersey, reflexive, s'battre) to fight

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