Sécher

In addition to its normal meaning, “to dry”, sécher has two very different colloquial meanings.

The first one is “to have no idea about the answer” of a question or a puzzle.

Dis-moi la solution, parce que je sèche complètement.
Tell me the answer, because I really have no idea.

The second one is “to skip class”, “to play truant”.

J’ai séché le cours de français ce matin.
I skipped the French lesson this morning.

Il a été viré de l’école parce qu’il séchait trop souvent.
He was expelled from the school because he skipped too much classes.

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