bíta á jaxlinn

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bíta (to bite) and á (on) and jaxlinn (the molar) the accusative definite form of jaxl (a molar).

Verb[edit]

bíta á jaxlinn (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative beit á jaxlinn, third-person plural past indicative bitu á jaxlinn, supine bitið á jaxlinn)

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive) to toughen up
    Hún beit á jaxlinn og lauk keppninni.
    She toughened up and finished the race.

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