brjóta sér leið

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From brjóta ("break") + sér the dative of sig ("oneself") + the accusative of leið (meaning "way"). Literally meaning to "break a way for oneself".

Verb[edit]

brjóta sér leið

  1. to make way for oneself (signifying that one used force)
    Ég braut mér leið í gegnum skóginn.
    I made my way through the forest.

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