v. tr.

Accrocher quelque chose avec une gaffe.

Employé intransitivement, il signifie au figuré Commettre une maladresse, dire ou faire ce qu’il n’eût fallu ni dire ni faire. Il est familier.

L'Academie francaise. 1935.

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