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debouch

[dih-boosh, -bouch] /dɪˈbuʃ, -ˈbaʊtʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to march out from a narrow or confined place into open country, as a body of troops:
The platoon debouched from the defile into the plain.
2.
Physical Geography.
  1. to emerge from a relatively narrow valley upon an open plain:
    A river or glacier debouches on the plains.
  2. to flow from a small valley into a larger one.
3.
to come forth; emerge.
noun
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < French déboucher, equivalent to dé- dis-1 + -boucher, verbal derivative of bouche mouth < Latin bucca cheek, jaw
Can be confused
debauch, debouch.
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debouch

/dɪˈbaʊtʃ/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (esp of troops) to move into a more open space, as from a narrow or concealed place
2.
(intransitive) (of a river, glacier, etc) to flow from a valley into a larger area or body
noun
3.
(fortifications) Also called débouché (French) (debuʃe). an outlet or passage, as for the exit of troops
Word Origin
C18: from French déboucher, from dé-dis1 + bouche mouth, from Latin bucca cheek
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