debord

intransitive verb

de·​bord
də̇ˈbȯ(ə)rd,
dēˈ-
-ed/-ing/-s
1
archaic : to flow beyond its banks
used of a body of water
2
obsolete : to go beyond bounds : go to excess

Word History

Etymology

French déborder, from Middle French desborder, from des- de- + -border (from bord shore, bank, edge, board of a ship, from Old French bort edge, end, board of a ship)

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“Debord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debord. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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