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défaire

Translation of défaire in English:

verbe transitif

  • 5 (délivrer) [littéraire]défaire quelqu'un de
    to deliver ou free somebody from (chaînes, liens)
    [figuré]
    to rid somebody of (habitudes, préjugés, illusions)

also: se défaire verbe pronominal

  • 3 (se débarrasser)se défaire de (volontairement)
    to get rid of
    (à regret) to part with (objet, voiture, animal)
    to get [something] out of one's mind (pensée, idée)
    to rid oneself of (croyance, habitude)
    to overcome (faiblesse)
    to get rid of (gêneur, importun)

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