bearbeide

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed by the prefix be- and arbeide (to work), literally "work on". Loan-translation of German bearbeiten (although both components of the Norwegian variant are from Middle Low German)

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bearbeide (present tense bearbeider; past tense bearbeidet/bearbeida/bearbeidde; past participle bearbeidet/bearbeida/bearbeidd; present participle bearbeidende; imperative bearbeid)

  1. to adapt, edit
    Skuespillet er blitt bearbeidet til film.
    The play has been adapted to a film.
  2. (in agriculture) to cultivate, till
    Man må passe på å bearbeide matjorda.
    One must remember to cultivate the topsoil.
  3. work on, to persuade, coax,
    Ta det med ro, vi må bare bearbeide ham litt, så gir han nok etter.
    Relax, we just need to coax him a little and I'm sure he'll give in.
  4. to tool, work on, work (up)
    Jeg har bearbeidet fuglekassen min, hva synes du?
    I've been working on my nesting box, what do you think?
  5. (music) to arrange
    Hun har bearbeidet stykket helt selv.
    She has arranged the piece all on her own.

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