дёргать

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *dьrgati (to pull, to comb (flax)?).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdʲɵrɡətʲ]
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Verb[edit]

дёргать (djórgatʹimpf (perfective дёрнуть)

  1. to pull, to tug
    дёргать кого́-либо за рука́вdjórgatʹ kovó-libo za rukávto pull smb's sleeve; tug at smb's sleeve
  2. to pull out
    дёргать зубdjórgatʹ zubto pull out a tooth
  3. (impersonal, colloquial) to twitch, to throb, to twinge
    его́ всего́ дёргаетjevó vsevó djórgajethe is twitching all over
    у меня́ дёргает па́лецu menjá djórgajet pálecmy finger throbs; I have twinges [shooting pains] in my finger
  4. to move sharply, to jerk
  5. (colloquial) to disturb
    дёргать подчинённыхdjórgatʹ podčinjónnyxto harass one's subordinates

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imperfective

perfective