hatkat

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Finnish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hatkat pl

  1. (colloquial) escape, runner (quick escape away from a scene); used with the verb ottaa (to take) in the idiomatic expression "ottaa hatkat", which may often be translated with to leave, quit, flee, run away or with an idiom like to take to one's heels or take to the hills.
    Hän otti hatkat apteekkiryöstön jälkeen.
    He did a runner after robbing the drugstore.
    Otin hatkat töistä.
    I quit my job.
    Hän otti usein hatkat, kun hänen anoppinsa oli kaupungissa.
    He often took to the hills when his mother-in-law was in town.

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