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Definition: to stumble, trip; antagonize; to score a goal in soccer/European football; to prop up

J'ai buté contre tes chaussures - I tripped over your shoes.

Cette décision va buter l'opposition - This decision is going to antagonize the opposition.

familiar - to bump off, kill

Related: buté (adj) - stubborn, obstinate; une butée - abutment; un buteur - striker (soccer)

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Pronunciation: [bu tay]Audio Link

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