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лезть (leztʹimpf (perfective зале́зть or влезть or поле́зть)

  1. climb (up, on to), scramble
    лезть на сте́ну - to climb up the wall
  2. clamber, crawl, scramble (through, into, under)
  3. get (into); thrust the hand (into)
    лезть в во́ду - get into the water
  4. thrust oneself (upon); intrude (upon)
    Не лезь ко мне! - Don't touch me, don't intrude on me (protest to sexual advances)
  5. meddle (in, with)
  6. fit (into)
    боти́нки ему́ не ле́зут - he can't get the boots on
  7. fall out, come out (of hair or fur)
  8. stick out, be conspicuous
  9. slip out of position
  10. come on, do something despite obstacles or objections
  11. try to climb, try to reach a better position in life
  12. come to pieces (of cloth or leather)
  13. used in idioms:
    лезть из ко́жи вон — to go all out, to bend over backwards (get out of own skin)
    не лезть за сло́вом в карма́н — to have a ready tongue, not to be at a loss for a word, to have a way with words (not to rummage for a word in the pocket)
    лезть кому́-ли́бо в ду́шу — to worm oneself into smb.'s confidence (to get into somebody's soul)
    лезть не в своё де́ло — to poke one's nose into other people's affairs; to pry
    хоть в пе́тлю лезть — I am at my wit's end (ready to get a noose to hang myself)