heilua

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Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

heilua

  1. To swing, to sway, to rock (to move backward and forward).
    • Kasvi heilui tuulessa.
      • The plant swung in the breeze.
  2. To swing (to hang on the gallows).
  3. To vacillate (to sway unsteadily from one side to the other).
  4. To vacillate (to swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another).
    • Berliinin kaduilla Ruth ja hänen maanmiehensä heiluivat toivon ja epätoivon välillä.
      • On the streets of Berlin, Ruth and her compatriots vacillated between hope and despair.
  5. To oscillate (to swing back and forth, especially with a regular rhythm).
    • Heiluri heiluu hitaammin, kun se pitenee.
      • A pendulum oscillates slower as it gets longer.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (to move backward and forward): keinua
  • (to hang on the gallows): roikkua
  • (to vacillate): horjua

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