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来自盎格鲁法语 rehearser,来自古法语 rehercier,重复，再来一次，来自 re-,再，重新，hercier, 耙地，来自 herse,钉耙，词源同 hearse.引申词义排练，预演。
- rehearse:  To rehearse something is etymologically to ‘rake it over’. The word comes from Old French rehercer ‘repeat’, a compound verb based on hercer ‘harrow’. This was a derivative of the noun herce ‘large agricultural rake’, from which English gets hearse. At first in English too rehearse meant simply ‘say over again, repeat, recite’; not until the late 16th century did the modern theatrical meaning begin to emerge.
- rehearse (v.)
- c. 1300, "to give an account of," from Anglo-French rehearser, Old French rehercier (12c.) "to go over again, repeat," literally "to rake over, turn over" (soil, ground), from re- "again" (see re-) + hercier "to drag, trail (on the ground), be dragged along the ground; rake, harrow (land); rip, tear, wound; repeat, rehearse;" from herse "a harrow" (see hearse (n.)). Meaning "to say over again, repeat what has already been said or written" is from mid-14c. in English; sense of "practice a play, part, etc." is from 1570s. Related: Rehearsed; rehearsing.
- 1. We encouraged them to rehearse what they were going to say.
- 2. Rehearse and role-play the interview with a friend beforehand.
- 3. Anticipate any tough questions and rehearse your answers.
- 4. We were given only two weeks to rehearse.
- 5. I was tempted to stay and hear this superb orchestra rehearse.
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