chicaner


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chi·cane

 (shĭ-kān′, chĭ-)
v. chi·caned, chi·can·ing, chi·canes
v.intr.
To resort to tricks or subterfuges; use chicanery.
v.tr.
To trick; deceive.
n.
1. Chicanery.
2. Games A bridge or whist hand without trumps.

[French chicaner, from Old French, to quibble.]

chi·can′er n.
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On pourrait naturellement chicaner sur tel ou tel point : ce serait injuste, vu les circonstances de la production.
Je pense a une usagere qui s'est sauvee parce qu'elle pensait qu'on allait la chicaner, qu'on ne voudrait plus rien savoir d'elle apres une betise qu'elle avait faite.
The instrument panel also features some electronic chicaner y in a gear and which family shift indicator which not only advises drivers on when to change to a higher or lower gear but gives a real-time indication of fuel consumption.