debouch[dē bo̵̅o̅s̸h′, di-]
- Mil. to come forth from a narrow or shut-in place into open country
- to come forth; emerge
Origin: French déboucher, to emerge from ; from dé- (see de-) plush bouche, mouth, opening ; from Classical Latin bucca, cheek: see buccal
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verb de·bouched, de·bouch·ing, de·bouch·es verb, intransitive
- To march from a narrow or confined area into the open.
- To emerge; issue: “His companions still lay in the bed of the ravine, through which the smaller stream debouched” (James Fenimore Cooper).
Origin: French déboucher : dé-, out of (from Old French des-; see de-) + bouche, mouth (from Latin bucca, cheek, mouth).