kiertää

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(index ki)

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kiertää

  1. (transitive) to turn, twist, screw
  2. (transitive) to roll (up)
  3. (transitive) to wind, wrap
  4. (transitive, + partitive) to circle, go around, circumvent
  5. (transitive or intransitive; tr. -> + partitive) to roam, rove, wander
  6. (transitive, e.g. of a satellite, + partitive) to orbit
  7. (transitive) to surround, encircle
  8. (transitive, + genitive-accusative) to round.
  9. (transitive) to circumvent, evade, dodge, avoid
  10. (transitive) to circumvent, get around/past
  11. (intransitive) to spin, turn, revolve
  12. (intransitive, of piston) to reciprocate
  13. (intransitive, of blood in vessels) to circulate
  14. (intransitive) to go around (from person to person)
  15. to make the rounds, do the rounds (to circulate from one place to another)
    Sen julkkiksen alastonkuvat ovat kiertäneet iltapäivälehdissä.
    The naked photos of that celebrity have been making the rounds in the tabloids.
  16. to make the rounds, do the rounds (to go from one place to another for a particular reason)
    Sairaalan lääkärit tarkastavat potilaat, kun he kiertävät yhdeksältä.
    The doctors at the hospital check on the patients when they make the rounds at nine o'clock.

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