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écarter
Pronunciation: /ekaʀte/

Translation of écarter in English:

verbe transitif

  • 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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