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Pronunciation: /ekaʀte/

Translation of écarter in English:

verbe transitif

  • 2 (éloigner)
    to move [something] aside (chaise)
    to remove (obstacle)
    to push [somebody] aside (personne)
    écarter quelque chose/quelqu'un de quelque chose [littéral]
    to move something/somebody away from something
    écarter les obstacles de sa route
    to remove the obstacles from one's path
    écarter une branche qui gêne
    to push a branch out of the way
    ce chemin nous écarte trop
    this path takes us too far out of our way
    ce chemin nous écarte de la ferme
    this path takes us too far from the farm
  • 3 [figuré] (détourner) écarter quelqu'un de son devoir
    to distract somebody from his duty
    écarter quelqu'un de la tentation
    to keep somebody out of reach of temptation
    cela nous écarte du sujet
    we're getting off the point

also: s'écarter verbe pronominal

  • 3 (dévier) [littéral] [figuré]s'écarter de
    to move away from (trajectoire, direction, norme)
    to stray from (chemin)
    to diverge from (vérité)
    s'écarter de la verticale (mur)
    to be out of plumb
    s'écarter de son devoir
    to fail in one's duty
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