murtaa

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(index mu)

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murtaa

  1. (transitive) To break (to cause to end up in two or more pieces).
    Aion murtaa naamiosi.
    I am going to break your mask.
  2. (transitive, medicine) Of a bone, to cause to crack under physical strain.
    Älä yritä murtaa hänen niskaansa.
    Don't try to break his neck.
    Älä murra sormiasi koripallossa.
    Don't break your fingers playing basketball.
  3. (transitive, tennis) To break, usually with the word syöttö (a serve) → murtaa syöttö.
  4. (transitive) To fragment (to break apart).
  5. (transitive) To break (to cause a person or animal to lose his/her/its will), usually with the word tahto (will) → murtaa tahto.
    Norsun tahto on murrettava ennen kuin sitä voi käyttää kantojuhtana.
    You have to break an elephant before you can use it as an animal of burden.
    Amerikka on käyttänyt monia kidutustapoja murtaakseen sotavankinsa.
    America has used many forms of torture to break their POWs.

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