брезговать

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from бре́згать (brézgatʹ) +‎ -овать (-ovatʹ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbrʲezɡəvətʲ]

Verb[edit]

бре́зговать (brézgovatʹimpf (perfective побре́зговать)

  1. to be fastidious/squeamish (about)
    он бре́згует пить из чужо́го стака́наon brézgujet pitʹ iz čužóvo stakánahe is squeamish about drinking out of smb else's glass; it disgusts him to drink out of smb else's glass
  2. (usually negative) to disdain, to shrink (from)
    он не бре́згует никаки́ми сре́дствамиon ne brézgujet nikakími srédstvamihe does not scruple/disdain to use any means; he is not squeamish/fastidious about any means he uses

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