драпать

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Etymology[edit]

Presumably, with the original sense being “to tear, to scratch”, ultimately descends from Proto-Slavic *drapati; compare to Czech drápat and Polish drapać; compare to дать дёру (datʹ djóru), удира́ть (udirátʹ), рвану́ть (rvanútʹ), рвать ко́гти (rvatʹ kógti) for other examples of mutation of “to tear” into “to flee”.

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Verb[edit]

дра́пать (drápatʹimpf (perfective драпану́ть)

  1. (colloquial) to skedaddle, to hightail, to flee

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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973) , “драпать”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress