tivata

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Finnish[edit]

(index ti)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ti‧va‧ta
  • Rhymes: ivata
  • IPA(key): [ˈtivɑtɑ(ʔ)]

Verb[edit]

tivata

  1. (transitive, + ablative + partitive) To ask (someone) tirelessly/persistently (about/for something), demand (from someone), press (someone for something).
    Toimittaja tivasi ministeriltä vastausta lahjusskandaalista 10 minuuttia.
    The reporter pressed the minister for an answer about the bribe scandal for ten minutes.
  2. (transitive) To dun (someone = ablative, for a payment = partitive).
    Tivasin myymälävarkaalta maksua kirjoista turhaan.
    I dunned the shoplifter unsuccessfully for a payment for the books.

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