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per·du

or per·due  (pər-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
n. Obsolete
A soldier sent on an especially dangerous mission.

[French perdu, masculine past participle, and perdue, feminine past participle (as in sentinelle perdue, lost sentry, sentry posted in a position in which death is likely) of perdre, to lose, from Latin perdere; see perdition.]
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perdu

(ˈpɜːdjuː) or

perdue

adj
1. (Military) obsolete (of a soldier) placed on hazardous sentry duty
2. (Military) obsolete (of a soldier) placed in a hazardous ambush
3. (of a person or thing) hidden or concealed
n
4. (Military) obsolete a soldier placed on hazardous sentry duty
5. (Military) obsolete a soldier placed in a hazardous ambush
[C16: via French: lost, from perdre to lose, from Latin perdere to destroy]

Perdu

(pɛrdy)
n
(Placename) Mont Perdu the French name for (Monte) Perdido
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per•du

or per•due

(pərˈdu, -ˈdyu, pɛr-)

adj., n., pl. -dus or -dues. adj.
1. hidden; concealed; obscured.
n.
2. Obs. a soldier assigned to a very dangerous mission or position.
[1585–95; < French: lost, past participle of perdre < Latin perdere to lose; see perdition]
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Au fil des jours, Baya sombre dans la depression, elle perd gout a la vie tout en se laissant entrainer dans ce calvaire amoureux.
Derriere la championne olympique, d'accord, mais je suis loin, je perds une seconde par rapport aux championnats de France (gagnes en 53.51), c'est enorme".
The Minister, who is now in charge of the privatisation of state assets, said the Government would revise the classification of enterprises for sale provided for in the 'Public Enterprises Reform and Divestiture Statute' (PERDS), saying, "We should be able to come out with the final classification very soon".